Mexodus is an unprecedented bilingual student-reporting project that documents the flight of middle class families, professionals and businesses to the U.S. and safer areas of México because of soaring drug cartel violence and widespread petty crime in cities such as Ciudad Juárez.

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Mexodus – Unrelenting violence and lawlessness forces thousands of middle-class Mexicans to relocate seeking safety in the U.S. and in more peaceful regions in México Mexodus – Unrelenting violence and lawlessness forces thousands of middle-class Mexicans to relocate seeking safety in the U.S. and in more peaceful regions in México Lea en español: Mexodus – Violencia y anarquía obligan a miles de mexicanos de clase media a reubicarse en los Estados Unidos y hacia otros lugares dentro de México by Jesús C. Martínez, Ramón Alvarado, and Nicole Chávez

Once a vibrant border city of almost two million persons, Ciudad Juárez has become a shadow of its former self. The Mexican city was known for its flourishing maquiladora industry and thousands of mom-and-pop storefront shops, world-class restaurants and entertainment venues. In the last five years, more than 7,000 murders have occurred because of the violence generated by the Mexican government’s failed war against organized crime and drug cartels. Continue reading