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Dominic Bracco Talks about "Los Ninis" of Ciudad Juarez

Over the course of two years, Pulitzer Center photojournalist Dominic Bracco spent time with Los Ninis—young people of Ciudad Juarez who have little education and no job prospects. Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, once held the promise of becoming a prosperous center for manufacturing, but today it is a major drug trafficking route with the highest homicide rate in Mexico. Economic decline and lack of infrastructure, especially schools, has pushed an increasing number of Juarez youth to the violent world of the drug cartels where murder-for-hire can cost as little as $50.

Editor's note: This video replaces an earlier version which contained a misstatement about the number and location of los Ninis.