Ciudad Juarez: The Global Economy’s New Killing Fields (Audio)

A discussion with Charles Bowden on what’s driving the so-called “war on drugs” and who’s benefiting from it?

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Guest: Charles Bowden, a veteran journalist who 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.

How is the so-called “war on drugs” and NAFTA affecting Mexico? On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with journalist Charles Bowden, author of “Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy’s New Killing Fields.” In 2009, 23,000 people were killed in drug-related violence in Mexico, 4,300 of them in Ciudad Juarez alone. What explains the rise in drug violence?

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