Friday, April 16, 2010
Listen to This
The whole show's good - As It Happens is awfully reliable and contains the average daily requirement of shitty puns - but get about half an hour into this episode and there is a long and disturbing interview with Charles Bowden about life in Ciudad Juárez, one of the most violent places in the world. Apart from the expected horror stories Bowden is happy to talk about the roles of NAFTA and drug prohibition in the ongoing slaughter. Snobs who read Harper's will remember his well-written and tense conversations with a modestly contrite murderer/police official who worked for one of the cartels.
Posted by Substance McGravitas at 10:49 AM