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Juárez

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Juárez (pop. 797,700), or Ciudad Juarez, city in Mexico, situated on the Rio Grande opposite El Paso, Tex. Juarez serves as a major port of entry from the United States. Founded by Spanish colonial soldiers in 1662, the city's original name was El Paso del Norte (“North Pass”). In 1888 it was renamed in honor of Mexican leader Benito Juarez. Today Juarez is an important cotton-processing center and popular tourist destination.

See also: Mexico.

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