Is Juarez Safe?

Mostly. It depends on where you are and when you’re there.’

Downtown Juarez, the centro historico, is heavily and discretely patrolled by uniformed police. I have never had a problem there, and I’ve been going to downtown Juarez for 45 years. I speak fluent Spanish, and I know a lot of people in downtown Juarez, and they know me.

Yeah, the outskirts might be a little dicey, especially at night. Let me remind you that there are dangerous neighborhoods in American cities, too. I only know what I read in the papers, and the papers never say, “No one was killed in Juarez last night.” Because that’s not news.

Juarenses are beautiful people. The Mexican sense of humor is legendary. Juarenses want you to love Juarez, and they’ll go out of their way to make sure you have a good time in their city.

That’s why I love Juarez. For the people.

Come with me. I’ll make sure that nothing happens to you, except maybe a good time.

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