Charles Bowden chronicles the ‘murder city’: Juarez, Mexico

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A high level U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Mexico today. The diplomatic meeting’s guest list reads more like a war council ? Clinton is accompanied by the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and various intelligence officials and follows the death of three people associated with the U.S. Consulate in Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez earlier this month.

Journalist Charles Bowden has been reporting on Juarez for fifteen years. He is the author of a new book “Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy’s New Killing Fields.”

Listeners who are interested in on developments from along the border can check out The Frontera List, which posts daily news on U.S.-Mexico border issues, with a special focus on Ciudad Juarez. Molly Molloy, Border & Latin American Specialist at the New Mexico State University Library in Las Cruces, New Mexico, manages the list and keeps a tally of violent deaths in Juarez.

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