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News outlets are cutting back more and more on foreign coverage, even
though international events obviously have profound effects
domestically. Brooke talks to MIT's Ethan Zuckerman, author of Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection about the past and future of foreign reporting, and how he would like to do away with the term "foreign news" altogether.
Just across the border from El Paso, Texas, Ciudad Juarez is
notorious for the violence that has accompanied a long war between
cartels. Marianne McCune goes to Juarez to see how the once-epicenter of
Mexico’s drug violence has changed the city and the reporters who risk
their lives to cover it.
Veracruz, home of the bloody Zeta cartel, is now the most dangerous
place in Mexico to be a journalist. Nine journalists have been killed in
the last 12 months alone. Brooke travels to Veracruz to talk to
journalists about reporting under a constant threat of violence. Elizabeth - Soy Loca Por Ti
"Alejandra," a reporter who was threatened by the Zeta cartel, began
to publish news on place mats that she sold to local restaurants. Brooke
talks to "Alejandra" about her determination to report in the face of
threats to her and her family.
Over the past couple years, violence in Ciudad Juarez has fallen from
its peak levels, but the city (along with its neighbor across the
border, El Paso) is still trying to revitalize its image. Marianne
McCune talks to the mayors of El Paso and Juarez about what they're
doing to accomplish this, the 2010 decision to leave Juarez off of an El
Paso tourism map, and the recent decision to add it back to the map.
Mexico has an image problem around the world, exacerbated by stories
of violence and corruption —not to mention lingering stereotypes from
the era of the Frito Bandito. Brooke talks to a number of people
grappling with Mexico's image problem. Paco de Lucia & Rámon Algeciras - Cielito Lindo