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  • El Paso and Ciudad Juarez: Sister cities, worlds apart

    El Paso and Ciudad Juarez: Sister cities, worlds apart

    • Nov 13, 2017

    Increased control of the U.S.-Mexican border between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez started in the 1990s to fight the international drug trade, and 9/11 marked a turning point in its militarization. In 2008, corrugated metal fencing was built and cut the binational city in two. Workers lost jobs, and families lost family members. El Paso’s sister city sank into poverty and drug-fueled violence.

  • Kidnapped priest in Mexico liberated

    Kidnapped priest in Mexico liberated

    • Apr 1, 2017

    The Mexican bishops’ conference expressed their joy “for the safe liberation and the health of Fr. Oscar López Navarro …. We lament that as a society we continue to be affected by violence. We thank everyone for their prayers, solidarity, and closeness.” The priest was kidnapped March 28 as he was arriving at his parish.

  • Mexico’s Catholic church calls for search for missing priest

    Mexico’s Catholic church calls for search for missing priest

    • Jan 11, 2017

    At least 31 priests have been slain in Mexico since 2006, and now the country’s bishops are calling on authorities to intensify the search for Father Joaquin Hernandez Sifuentes, a parish priest in the northern state of Coahuila that has been plagued by drug cartel violence.