Ciudad Juarez - Post Report Question and Answers

Do you recommend any books or movies about this city/country for those who are interested in learning more?

Narcos series. - Feb 2023

Not really; I think many focus on the violence that has since calmed down. Diplomats are also not the targets of the violence either. - Mar 2022

No specific recommendations, but I know there lots of options out there. There are movies and TV shows (Sicario, Narcos, Breaking Bad) that feature Juarez, though I haven’t seen them. Born to Run is a book about the indigenous people of the Chihuahua state, and there are tons of books about the borderlands. Lots of movies/books that feature Mexico more broadly. - Jun 2019

N/A - Feb 2019

Watch Sicario just to tell yourself that it's not like that at all. I recommend books by Luis Alberto Urrea to get you started. From there, I would pick up a syllabus from a Latin American history/culture class. There's a lot to learn. - Jan 2019

It is not a book, but here is an article from June 2016's National Geographic magazine about Juarez. - Jun 2016

"The Fight to Save Juarez" by Ricardo Ainsle. Goes into detail about the peak years of violence with a focus on the police and local authorities. - Apr 2016

Don't know of any specifically but I know there are many. - Dec 2015

Ringside Seats to the Revolution. - Jun 2011

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