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Ciudad Juarez looks to move past city's murderous past




A member of the local police in plain clothes patrols the avenue near an exclusive restaurant in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico on May 07, 2013, after four men were killed inside the facility by a gang armed with AK-47 assault rifles.
A member of the local police in plain clothes patrols the avenue near an exclusive restaurant in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico on May 07, 2013, after four men were killed inside the facility by a gang armed with AK-47 assault rifles.
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Ciudad Juarez, Mexico has a reputation as one of the cities with the highest homicide rates in the world. But in the past two years, the city has become less violent, and as the number of murders go down, the number of people and businesses returning have gone up.

Tracy Wilkinson, the Mexico City bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, wrote about this and joins us to discuss the changing climate in Ciudad Juarez.