Juarez braces for long bridge times, urges action to prevent millions in losses

Juarez

Juarez business leaders are urging the Mexican government to intervene and solve the crisis at the Ports of Entry. 

Business leaders say the long wait times at the bridges are affected commercial trade and could represent a loss of millions of dollars if the situation continues. Officials say that in Juarez alone, $5 million dollars in merchandise or maquiladora work are sent into the United States each hour.

As the long lines to cross the border into the U.S. continue at the international bridges, the City of Juarez brought in portable toilets at each port of entry for those walking across the bridge. 

Juarez officials say the port-a-potties will be available 24-hours a day for the foreseeable future.

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