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Juárez now less violent than New Orleans

Juárez police Chief Julian Leyzaola, left, and Mayor Hector "Teto" Murguia answer questions Friday at a news conference. (Photo courtesy the city of Juárez)

Juárez police Chief Julian Leyzaola, left, and Mayor Hector “Teto” Murguia answer questions Friday at a news conference. (Photo courtesy the city of Juárez)

Here’s the list of most violent cities

Michael Scanlon

Rio Grande Digital

Ciudad Juárez, infamous for unrelenting violence during the term of President Felipe Calderon, has fallen from No. 1 to No. 19 on the list of the world’s most violent cities, according to Mexico’s Citizens Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice, a non-governmental organization.

Mercado Juárez work to take two months

The square in front of the iconic Mercado Juárez has been demolished as part of a project to refurbish it. (Photo courtesy of the city of Juárez)

The square in front of the iconic Mercado Juárez has been demolished as part of a project to refurbish it.
(Photo courtesy of the city of Juárez)

Building remodeling inside and out to follow

Rio Grande Digital

Construction of a refurbished Mercado Juárez, often called the City Market, is progressing, and city officials hope to have the work completed in about two months, says a news release from the city of Juárez.

El Paso Times: Juárez families, neighborhood scarred by 2010 massacre

Three years ago this week, armed killers descended on the Villas de Salvárcar neighborhood of Ciudad Juárez and slaughtered 15 people — mostly students and athletes with no known criminal ties — who were attending a friend’s birthday party.

Juárez murder rate hits five-year low

Rio Grande Digital

For the first time in five years, authorities in Ciudad Juárez reported an average under one homicide a day during October.

International bank considers Ciudad Juárez redevelopment loan

Revitalizing the iconic Downtown Mercado Juárez and areas along Avenida Benito Juárez are proposed under a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank. (Rio Grande Digital file photo)

$50 million would fix decaying downtown

Frontera NorteSur

Representatives of the Washington-based Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)  scouted out downtown Ciudad Juárez last week in anticipation of a possible loan package. The tour was promoted by the Chihuahua state and Ciudad Juárez municipal governments as part of a $50 million investment drive to revive the Mexican border city’s long decaying downtown core.

FNS: Juárez shows signs of renewal

Kent Paterson 

Frontera NorteSur

More than four years after a so-called narco war exploded and then devastated Ciudad Juárez, a different atmosphere is perceptible on the streets of the border city. While still very high by historic standards, the rate of murders is way down from the height of the killing two years ago. Some restaurants are doing a brisk business, and locals are reviving the once-famed night life in the Avenida Juárez and Pronaf districts. Smiles come quicker and last longer.

Gunmen shoot, injure Juárez activist

Editor’s note: This video featuring entertainers Jennifer Lopez and Antonio Banderas, as advocates for families of missing and murdered women in Cuidad Juárez,  includes Norma Andrade, who was shot and wounded Friday in Juárez, and Marisela Escobedo Ortiz, who was shot to death almost a year ago in Chihuahua while demanding justice for her murdered daughter, Rubi. 

Woman’s daughter was murdered in 2001

Rio Grande Digital

Norma Andrade, a Juárez teacher, social activist and co-founder of the group “Nuestras Hijas de Regreso a Casa” (Our Daughters Return Home) was shot by gunmen Friday as she was driving away from her home in her car, according to Juárez news media.

Juárez police nab murder suspects

City of Juárez

Police in Juárez arrested Luis Ángel García Pérez, 28, and an unidentified 17-year-old Saturday afternoon in the shooting death of a city police officer. (Photo courtesy city of Juárez)

Juárez city police officers arrested two suspects Saturday in the death of a police officer just minutes after the officer was killed.

The suspects are identified as Luis Ángel García Pérez, 28, and a 17-year-old boy, according to a news release.

An auto theft report came into the emergency response center about 2 p.m., police said. Officers stopped a vehicle matching the description of the one reportedly stolen and found the suspects acting suspicious.  García and the juvenile then fled but police were able to stop them.

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