Juarez

Juarez, Mexico

Travel Blogs from Juarez

Juarez Travel Blogs (249)
US Renews MX Travel Alert Today: What about that?, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico travel blog

US Renews MX Travel Alert Today: What about that?

A travel blog entry by billiegreenwood

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... brightening faces of a Mexican news crew greeted Paul and me as we stepped off the International Bridge onto Avenida Juarez this morning. Microphones pointed at us, the reporter quizzed: "Your ambassador, Tony Garza, thinks it is dangerous in ...

Maquila Visit: Behind the Chainlink Fence, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico travel blog

Maquila Visit: Behind the Chainlink Fence

A travel blog entry by billiegreenwood

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... It took careful, persistent questioning to uncover that the average laborer there earned just $6/day. [A galllon of milk costs $4 in Juarez, so the cost-of-living is comparable to U.S.] People can work overtime for more money, but no one is allowed ...

Mexican labor rights, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico travel blog

Mexican labor rights

A travel blog entry by billiegreenwood

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... for many assembly plants--or maquilas--to locate here where people will work a 12 hour day for $6. So now 80% of Juarez's population was born somewhere else...migrated here looking for a job. "Employers can take advantage of that," said labor ...

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It's a war zone here!!!

A travel blog entry by billiegreenwood

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... 1, 2006 more than 3,800 Mexican murders relate to drug violence, says today's El Paso Times--and over 160 in Juarez since Jan. 1. Even in tiny Palomas, Mexico--dirt-road small town 90 miles west--40 murders this year caused all the police force to quit ...