This just came out and I got it from the library today. The book is Murder City: Ciudad Juárez and the Global Economy’s New Killing Fields, by Charles Bowden.
So much for a tranquil weekend as I mentioned in this post, I always have to get involved in something like this. I like reading about heavy issues I guess.
I got the idea for the book from an interview the writer did on DemocracyNow.org. He has also written a recent article for High Country News called The War Next Door. Adam Smith's invisible hand meets magical realism on the border.
I've traveled off and on in Mexico for thirty years now. For me, it's where it's at in a lot of ways.
–Sit down and read. Educate yourself for the coming conflicts. – Mary Harris "Mother" Jones.