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Mural across 200 homes aims to lift pride, cut crime

An Example Before the Mural Project Transforms Area. Photo by Oscar J Martinez

From the El Paso Times writer Aileen B. Flores:  "The Juárez- El Paso Magico project is adding color to the lives of hundreds of families in Juárez and to the commute of thousands of motorists who travel on Interstate 10 in El Paso.

More than 200 houses on the south side of the Rio Grande will serve as canvas to create one of Mexico’s largest murals just across from the University of Texas at El Paso.

The project is a binational effort to improve the safety and quality of life of a neighborhood that has experienced the violence in Juárez by giving residents a sense of pride and community.  Read More