The deadly violence that has taken a nasty hold on Juárez has caused Sun Bowl officials to cancel a long-standing tradition of taking representatives from teams in the annual classic to visit that city.
And officials say the practice may never resume.
“We just think it’s not safe” to travel to Juárez, said Sun Bowl President John Folmer. “We used to take them over for bullfights, but, we’re still going to do everything we can to help them experience the culture.
“But what a tremendous disappointment it would be if something happened to one of our guests,” he said…
Juárez has been in the grip of a drug cartel war that has been responsible for many of the city’s 1,300 homicides since January.
I love the part where Juarez officials say the shooters try not to kill tourists. That’s reassuring.