Repeating History in Juárez
Ciudad Juárez has a long history of violence between competing drug kingpins.
The source: “Drug Gangs and Politics in Ciudad Juárez: 1928–1936” by Nicole Mottier, in Mexican Studies, Winter 2009.
In early March Mexican soldiers rolled into Ciudad Juárez, which lies just across the border from El Paso, to stop a murder campaign by rival narcotics gangs that was killing an average of four people a day. From an American vantage point the military operation seemed...