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September 02, 2009

Reporting The Drug War

When Luis Najera got a warning from a policeman in Ciudad Juarez, he knew that his career as a reporter there was over. Ever since the war between the drug cartels escalated a couple of years ago, Luis had been covering stories of executions and corruption. He knew a lot of people, and clearly someone decided that he knew too much. Almost overnight, Luis and his wife decided to pack up, take their three kids and leave Mexico.  They are now refugees. Luis talks with Dick Gordon about the dangers of reporting on the drug war and leaving behind a profession he loved.

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