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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
 
Juarez has its fair share of local and international hotels. However, many travellers will find it easier (if the lines to cross de border are short, if not, you will be at least an hour in the line, you choose), and much safer, to spend the night across the Rio in [[El_Paso#Sleep | El Paso]], as it is a large American city with all the usual American services.
 
Juarez has its fair share of local and international hotels. However, many travellers will find it easier (if the lines to cross de border are short, if not, you will be at least an hour in the line, you choose), and much safer, to spend the night across the Rio in [[El_Paso#Sleep | El Paso]], as it is a large American city with all the usual American services.
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==Stay safe==
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Though high crime statistics have declined dramatically in 2012 and 2013, you should avoid nonessential travel through the Guadalupe Bravo area southeast of Ciudad Juarez. US citizens should also defer nonessential travel to the northwest quarter of the state of Chihuahua. From the United States, these areas are often reached through the Columbus, New Mexico, and the Fabens and Fort Hancock, Texas, ports of entry.
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Authorities in both Juarez and El Paso have tried to curb underage drinking, the downtown districts fill with intoxicated club and bar patrons at night, many of these patrons are under 21, sometimes even under 18. A drunken fight or barroom confrontation can escalate into serious violence, so be careful. High-end clubs will very openly discriminate against anyone who looks like "trouble" (shaved heads, tattoos, gang clothing, or even a working class appearance), and even then, often have incidents happening.
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At times, there will be suspicious activity in high-end clubs and bars. If you see this going on turn the other way. Also, in traditional Mexican bars or cantinas, unaccompanied women may be seen as "fair game" or may even be rather unwelcome: bars known as "ladies bars" are more accepting and tolerant of female patrons.
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If you happen to be at a nightclub or bar, ignore anyone who tries to talk to you. Be extra cautious when other men or women approach you. 
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While sampling Mexican beer and tequila is highly recommended for a tourist, you should avoid heavy drinking if you are unfamiliar with this border city.
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===Police and military===
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Juarez is being patrolled day and night by local Police officers. The new local police sheriff has established several changes inside the corporation which have led to a safer and more trustworthy Police service.
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===Weapons===
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In case  you encounter public violence and/or shootouts which are not very common nowadays (it was in past years ), immediately copy what everyone around you is doing. The people of Juarez know the routine. If you are alone, look for cover under cars, in alleyways, garbage cans, or anywhere else. Do not knock on a random house or business as many of these lock their doors during fire exchanges and open for no one. Take no pictures of violence or any suspicious behavior as you may be assassinated by any person who suspects of playing for the other side.
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Do not be caught with any type of weapon in Mexico. This can include a small pocket knife or even ammunition or bullet casings. American motorists have been jailed for driving into Mexico with spent ammunition casings in their car trunk.
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Recently, the situation has improved. According to the police, murders have been dropping alongside with crime since the police has started patrolling the streets again. However, you should stil travel with caution, expecting the unexpected at any time.
  
 
==Cope==
 
==Cope==

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