Juárez

Near/Far

Jan 20, 2013 By Nate Blakeslee

Despite rampant fears to the contrary, the bloody drug violence in Mexico hasn’t spilled over into Texas—but that doesn’t mean it’s not transforming life all along the border.

The author with his tía Adela in 1964, above his father’s butcher shop in Juárez.
A River Runs Through It

Jan 20, 2013 By David Dorado Romo

At the port of entry in El Paso, I always tell the agents, “American,” but what I really want to say is “fronterizo”—I’m from both sides.

Juárez Back on the Map. Literally.

May 23, 2012 By Sonia Smith

Juárez, which had been scrubbed from the free tourist maps distributed in El Paso, will be included on the 2013 set of maps put out by the El Paso Business Region Chamber of Commerce.

The Missing

Aug 31, 2011 By Cecilia Ballí

For the women of Juárez, the terror of kidnapping—and worse—has never ended. Will it ever?

Spill Way

Sep 30, 2010 By Michael Lauderdale

When people ask me if cartel violence will find its way into Texas, I tell them it already has—and it’s going to get worse.

Blues Brothers

Jun 30, 1999 By John Morthland

Long John Hunter and his guitar-slinging friends sharpened their axes in and around Port Arthur, so their recent return was truly a homecoming.

Carrillo’s Crossing

Dec 1, 1995 By Robert Draper

In the bloddy billion-dollor business of drug trafficking, Amado Carrillo Fuentes is king. He is the elusive ringleader of a smuggling operation that police on both sides of the border are powerless to stop.