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7/30/10: Murder City

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\"Rope\" by Alice Leora Briggs. From her book <a href=\"http://www.amazon.com/Dreamland-Way-Juarez-Charles-Bowden/dp/0292722079?&camp=212361&creative=383957&lin kCode=waf&tag=kuer-20\">Dreamland: The Way Out of Juarez</a> with text by Charles Bowden

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, Utah – Journalist Charles Bowden has spent some 15 years writing about Ciudad Juarez and in that time, he's witnessed what he describes as the collapse of a society. In 2009, there were 2,600 murders in Juarez - up from around 300 in 2007. Houses sit empty, jobs have disappeared and gangs hold the city in their grip. Friday, our conversation with Bowden about his book "Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields." (Rebroadcast)

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