I have family in Brownsville, TX, and yes it has gotten worse south of the river.Many years ago was a refugee to americans after the prohibition law, so, they came here to drink, have fun, enterteinment so so
unfortunally,for the past years drug cartels take the streets and change our city.. now its changing a little bit
American people are scared to visit now and trust me, theres a good reason to be that way but not any more
I haven't been back since then and from what I hear its gotten alot worse along the ElPaso/Juarez border.
One of my favorite writers about the Desert South West has done several on the Juarez-El Paso area.
"Down by the River", "Murder City", and "Dreamland".