Monday, August 30, 2010
Nearly a Quarter Million Persons Have Fled Juarez
According to a new study by Ramón Chavira and Wilebaldo Martínez, from the Autonomous University of Cd. Juarez, about 230,000 persons have left Juarez in the past two years due to the increasing violence in the city. According to the study, over half of these have moved to the U.S., and most of these to the neighboring city of El Paso. This means that 18% of the people of Juarez, nearly one in five, has left the city. Those who stayed in Mexico generally returned to states they had migrated from, such as Durango, Veracruz, and Coahuila. During the maquila boom of the late 1990s and early 2000's many persons came from these states to work in the growing maquila sector of Juarez. From story in el Pionero of Delicias, click here.