Amid Violence, Juarez Hosts Independence Day Party
The bicentennial celebration of Mexico's independence was called off in Ciudad Juarez last year due to the terrible violence that convulsed the city. This year, though, the party is on. The city will spend more than $400,000 on a massive fiesta that some 60,000 people are expected to attend. The current mayor says authorities have more control over the violence now. But the murders continue on a daily basis, and not all residents say they feel secure.