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The War Next Door

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Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, has become the murder capital of the world...

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The people of Ciudad Juarez have experienced the brutal, and sometimes deadly affects of Mexico's bloody drug war. Image by Dominic Bracco II. Mexico, 2011.

Photojournalist and Pulitzer Center grantee Dominic Bracco was interviewed by Krys Boyd on KERA News' "Think" about his reporting on the situation in Ciudad Jaurez.

Dominic Bracco grew up near Ciudad Juarez and has recently reported on the increasingly deadly situation there. Ciudad Juarez has become the murder capital of the world due in large part to the ever-growing bloody drug war plaguing Mexico's especially border cities. Bracco and Pulitzer Center grantee Susana Seijas recently reported on "Los Ninis," young men and women between the ages of 14 and 24 who do not work or study. Bracco said the largest group of "Los Ninis" reside in Juarez and are the most vulnerable sector of society--the most likely to be lured by drug cartels.

Listen to the interview on the KERA News website.

Bracco's exhibit "The War Next Door: Narco-Violence and the U.S. Mexico Border" is on view at the University of Texas at Arlington through December 15.

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