Charles Bowden, Author, Murder City: Ciudad Juárez and the Global Economy’s New Killing Fields
Ciudad Juárez lies just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. A once-thriving border town, it now resembles a failed state, with the city's murder rate exceeding that of Baghdad. This is just one of thousands of sites of Mexico's drug war, which has claimed more than 30,000 lives since December 2006, when a U.S.-backed military crackdown on cartels began. Bowden will take you inside Mexico’s drug war, which he says demonstrates the consequences of U.S. drug policy, free trade policy and immigration policy.
MLF: International Relations
Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $8 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID) Program Organizer: Karen Keefer Also know: In association with NorCal Peace Corps Association. Photo: Jack W. Dykinga
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