Domestic Relations: Rush to Juarez

It is not a particularly nice place to visit, but the whole point of Juarez, Mexico, is that you don't have to live there. Juarez courts will grant anyone a divorce regardless of where he or she actually lives. Last week the renowned divorce mill was grinding away at an unprecedented rate. All available court personnel had been pulled off regular duty and thrown into the pool typing up decrees. One busy court handled 240 divorces in two hours. At week's end, the total granted since Aug. 1 had reached 4,000, compared with the average 1,000 for a normal...

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