Apr 27, 2012

'Murder Capital of the World': Sobering take on Mexico's drug war

The Seattle Times: "We've all seen the news reports: Across the border of El Paso, Texas, the city of Juárez, Mexico, has become a war zone where bloodbaths are a daily routine. As Mexican drug cartels continue their deadly campaigns of narco-terrorism, it quickly becomes clear why Charlie Minn's film is titled "Murder Capital of the World."

The film is rife with news clips and staggering statistics, like more than 50,000 people have been murdered in Mexico since 2006. Many of the victims were innocent civilians, including journalists and law-abiding officials who've been rendered helpless against rampant corruption at every level of police, military and political power. read more

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