El Cero

short stories

Fear

‘In Ciudad Juarez you can work. Here you can’t even take your camera out of the bag, it’s very very dangerous at the moment you have to be so careful.’

The border town of Ciudad Juarez, in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, is often quoted as being the “most dangerous city in the world”. Whether that’s completely true I don’t know, but it’s not difficult to find all the evidence anybody needs of the terrible violence there. Focusing on this violence was never part of my plan and if it didn’t exist I’d still be here, but it’s tough and scary to be told the above from an experienced local TV journalist about parts of northeastern Mexico, areas I was planning to start visiting and producing work in over the coming weeks and months.

Some of the stories I’m reading and hearing at the moment are very disturbing.

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One response to “Fear

  1. Max April 18, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Be very careful. It is know in Latin America as a whole that the border areas with the US are extremely dangerous these days. Dont get yourself into a shit situation and remember no photo is worth your life. Unlike other parts of the world, the Mexicans do not care whether you could be exchanged for ransom.

    Nice blog by the way…strange to see a picture of me having a fag.

    Max

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