in Mexico, right next to the border to the US, it is the single most
visited border city
in the world. Also, it's not as shitty as those
cheap, stereotyping American films would
have you believe (read: it's not composed of a bunch of dodgy bars and whorehouses and a tiny police office).
Rather than have a long central vein
nothing around it, as another poster described, it is a diverse, large city
; and like every other city
of its size, it has its good and bad neighbourhoods.
Sure there are parts of the city where
crime is high as fuck and the conditions are practically
unfit for human
life, but hey, Mexico is considered a third-world country for a reason. Besides, there are also the "nicer" neighbourhoods, which pretty much look like a first-world suburb (and no, it's not just the narcos that live there).
I'm not surprised the other
posters are entirely
unfamiliar with that last part
of the city
, as they probably only visit or know of the first one; which is, sadly, the one that draws the tourists in.