Mexico: Living With Hitmen

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Unreported World

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Ciudad Juarez in Mexico is a war zone. More than 3,000 people were murdered there last year.

While two rival drug gangs - the Juarez and Sinaloa cartels - fight to dominate the lucrative supply routes to the US, whole areas of the city have been abandoned; 400,000 people out of a population of 1.5m have fled.                        

Correspondent Evan Williams and director Alex Nott shadow El Diario's crime reporter Luz Sosa.  She knows the risk she's taking reporting the cartels' crimes: 50 journalists have been murdered in Juarez in the last four years, including her immediate predecessor at \the paper. Luz is also a single mother with two children. "My daughter said she didn't want to be an orphan," says Luz. "I'm preparing that path for them."

'A moving plea for international attention and assistance'                      

- The Guardian

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First Broadcast

May 20, 2011



Producer Director: Alex Nott

Journalist: Evan Williams

Executive Producer: Eamonn Matthews


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