Ciudad Juárez is a Mexican city close to the American border near Texas. It is one of the centers of the drug trade flowing from Mexico to the United States, and thus one of the primary fronts of the War on Drugs. It has been called the "most violent city in the world outside of active war zones", and suffers from horrendous gang warfare and homicides. There has also been a noteworthy string of homicides targeting young women as well.
Game and Story Use
- Stories in Juárez will work very well for showcasing the dehumanizing aspects of the War on Drugs, and the degeneration of the human spirit in general.
- In campaigns with supernatural aspects, the violence of the supernal should reflect the violence of the mundane. And what's one more supernatural predator in a city with so many human predators?