by Robert Andrew Powell
Soccer has a reputation for bringing hope to places where hope is hard
to come by.
One of those is Cuidad Juarez, a city that competes with places like
Mogadishu for the title of world’s deadliest spot.
It’s hard to get an exact count, but by all reasonable estimates, over
two thousand people were killed in Juarez last year. This year, there
have already been over three hundred killings. The majority of these
murders have been victims of the region’s drug cartels, a great many
of them innocent civilians.
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