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Juarez focus 2013 10 31
Mexico’s onetime murder capital is making a spectacular, however tenuous, comeback. The rest of Mexico, and the world, should watch closely.

CIUDAD JUAREZ — This city’s former cauldrons of carnage may now prove vanguards of Mexico’s long-promised peace. They’re providing a road map for a nationwide pacification campaign in gangster-spawning communities being rolled out by President Enrique Peña Nieto. Will the peace last? Many think not. Nearly all the causes of the violence remain, lurking. But a hopeful few are determined to rebuild.

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‘What a good thing that we can go out at night for dinner again,’ says a Juarez chef who’s returned from exile in Texas.
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The Juarez Jaguars fight violence with football.
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With their winning football team Jaguares, Mexico’s bad news city can’t lose.
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Chef Oscar Herrera returns to Juarez after moving to El Paso to flee the violence.