Please join Pulitzer Center-supported photojournalist Dominic Bracco II as he discusses Mexico’s free trade generation and the environment that has made Ciudad Juarez one of the most violent places in the world. Situated on the U.S. border, Juarez is the lynchpin of a major drug trafficking route, and has one of the highest homicide rates in Mexico. Murder-for-hire can be had for $50. The city’s resulting decline and lack of good schools has pushed more and more young people into deadly drug cartels. Bracco has spent over two years documenting the lives of these youth, who are known as Los Ninis — short for “ni trabaja, ni estudia” (neither work nor study). His photo essay "Life and Death in The Northern Pass," explores the pattern of violence that is spreading across Mexico and Central America as these forgotten youth become fodder for gang wars and corporate exploitation.

Tuesday, April 17
7 pm
C. Shaw Smith 900 Room
Alvarez College Union
Davidson College
Davidson, NC 28036

This even is free and open to public.

Co-presented with Davidson College's Dean Rusk International Studies Program


Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, has become the murder capital of the world. Most vulnerable are Los Ninis, young men and women who earned their name from “ni estudian, ni trabajan”—those who neither work nor study.


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