A city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It is on the Mexican-U.S. border directly across the Rio Grande river from El Paso, Texas and New Mexico. It is an important international trade city. Especially, Juarez is involved in maquiladoras and trade between the U.S. and the interior of Mexico. It is also noted as a spot for night life (read: teens and 20 year olds going to night clubs, often accompanied by alcohol). A write-up about Ciudad Juarez wouldn't be complete without discussing drugs. The Juarez drug cartel is a very large and complex organization. It is believed to be responsible for many murders on the border.