Juárez: the laboratory of our future

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"Juarez: The Laboratory of Our Time challenges the propaganda and the realities of the current relationship between the United States and Mexico, focusing on the more intimate connection between the border towns of El Paso and Juarez. Charles Bowden, who first brought attention to the story of the Juarez photographers in "Harper's (December 1996), has written an uncompromising, piercing work that combines insightful and informed reporting with a poetic and wry style. His powerful text, integrated with brutal and revealing images by a group of unknown Mexican street photographers, takes on issues of NAFTA, immigration, gangs, corruption, drug trafficking, and poverty, uncovering a very different Mexico than generally depicted in the press and by the United States and Mexican governments. Conditions in the impoverished "colonias (urban settlements), work on "maquiladora (foreign-owned factory) assembly lines, arrests and victims resulting from drug and gang violence, the hardships for women andchildren--,in short, everyday life in Juarez-- are all depicted here with an urgency and passion that could only grow from pure desperation. This group of guerrilla photographers, most of whom work for one of the daily newspapers in Juarez, earning the equivalent of only $50 to $100 per week (although the cost of living in Juarez is nearly that of El Paso), risk their lives daily with the photographs they take, alienating themselves from the local governments in both Juarez and El Paso, the police, the drug traffickers, and the gangs. It is all too easy for the American media (and, consequently, the American public) to ignore the plight of the almost two million residents of a cityseemingly so distant and foreign, yet the brutal irony is that many of these people-- our not-so-distant neighbors-- suffer directly from the effects of our "progress." Many Mexicans continue to work in subhuman conditions, with litt
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subject_facet Juárez (Chihuahua, Mexico) -- Pictorial works, Mexican-American Border Region -- Description and travel
title_display Juárez : the laboratory of our future
title_full Juárez : the laboratory of our future / Charles Bowden ; preface by Noam Chomsky ; afterword by Eduardo Galeano ; photographs by Javier Aguilar ... [et al.]
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title_sub the laboratory of our future
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