Nuevo Laredo - Post Report Question and Answers

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

The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction — Linda Gordon *While this is about an event in Arizona, it does a great job exploring the creation of the racialization of Mexicans in the US. War on the Border: Villa, Pershing, the Texas Rangers, and an American Invasion - Jeff Guinn *Great context for the Texas/Mexico relationship And, a Podcast by Mike Duncan, called Revolutions. He does a whole section on the Mexican revolution that does a great job of explaining some of the inherant stresses in Mexican society. - Dec 2022

Be brave and read some books about the smuggling and crime in the border area, such as "Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico's Most Dangerous Drug Cartel." Don't let it scare you too much, because their world is not our world, but you will better understand what some of the local people are facing (corruption, intimidation, young people being seduced into joining the drug gangs). - Jun 2018

Down by the River by Mark Bowden, Opening Mexico, The Bear and the Porcupine, Border Games. - Nov 2011

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