By Cari Griffo for Beyond Borders Dental
(CNN)—Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, made its own history Tuesday as its homicide rate reached 3,000 deaths for the year—ten times the number of killings annually that the border city counted just a few years ago.
With two weeks left in the year, 2010 is now the deadliest year Juarez has ever seen, a spokesperson for the Chihuahua state attorney general’s office told CNN.
Yikes, it is completely understood, why Americans would have concerns about safety in Juarez based on their tainted past. Did you know since 2011 Juarez very quickly turned around their reputation?
They worked extremely hard to make their border town safe. Massive purges of corrupt officials took place as well as direct actions by the federal government to catch and imprison high-level criminals by bringing in the Mexican army.
Unfortunately, homicides exist everywhere in the world, yet in Juarez, they are at a fraction of what they were in the city’s most violent year of 2010. Juarez is now safer than many U.S. cities, especially for tourists, and even more so, for dental tourists through the program of Beyond Borders Dental. The border crossing is highly secured while everyday U.S. and Mexican citizens exchange in this commute, whether it be U.S. residents working in Juarez, or Mexican students attending U.S. schools.
We at Beyond Borders Dental have made many successful trips to Juarez without any complications, here’s why:
- The dental offices we use in Ciudad Juarez are located in extremely safe areas, known as “The Country Club,” section of the city.
- The border crossing is highly secured.
- Beyond Borders Dental chooses the most reputable dental offices in Juarez.
- Our dental tourism clients are escorted directly from their location in El Paso, across the border to the dental office in Juarez. The driver takes care of the entire round- trip process of delivering you safely from door to door.
- The time spent in Juarez is isolated to the security of the dental office without time to wander around the city on your own.
- Dental appointments are only made during the day between business hours. Our clients never experience Juarez at night.
As you can see, dental tourism with Beyond Borders Dental is a very specific way to spend time in Juarez, increasing your chances of safety.