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Tue March 25, 2014
Speaking Engagement In Yankton Discussing Juarez, Mexico
Charles Bowden, investigative journalist and author, and Molly Molloy, research librarian and Latin American border specialist, are speaking this evening during the Great Plains Writers' Tour at Mount Marty College in Marian Auditorium, beginning at 7:00. Bowden has been writing about the Mexican border city of Juarez, notorious for its violence, for over 15 years. "El Sicario: The Autobiography of a Mexican Assassin," which Bowden co-edited with Molloy, was published in 2011 from Nation Books. Since 2008, Molloy has provided detailed documentation of homicides in Mexico, with an emphasis on Ciudad Juarez. More than 11,000 people have been murdered in Juarez since 2008, making that border city the epicenter of the recent hyperviolence in Mexico. Molloy is often called upon to consult with academic researchers, attorneys and journalists about the violence in Mexico. Bowden and Molloy discussed the violence in Mexico and their novel.