Life is finally starting to come to normal in Juarez, Mexico. Earlier, Juarez was notorious for the enormously high level of death in the city.
Life is finally starting to come to normal in Juarez, Mexico.
Earlier, Juarez was notorious for the enormously high level of death in the city. In 2010, at the peak of violence, in average 8.5 killing occurred every day. But now, local authorities inform that city is much more secure than it was before. The city even launched a campaign, aimed at attracting tourists to the city.
The promotion started a year ago, in April. The city mayor Enrique Serrano officially started the campaign providing a tour for the regional heads from Mexico and US.
A lot of people were killed during 2009 and 2012 because of the cartel violence
– says US representative Robert O’Rourke.
He also added that a lot of other people died from the drug wars and back then he would have thought twice before going to Juarez. But now everything has changed and when he is going to Juarez for a business meeting he is sure about his security and that nothing threatens his life.
We had days with more than 20 killing in the city. Back then it seemed to be normal, but now it is safe here
– says Julio Castaneda, the spokesman of Juarez.
The authorities cleared the city from corruption and policemen that were helping criminal structures. To compare: more than 3000 people were killed in Juarez just a couple of years ago, and only 89 were killed this year.