According to one researcher, Mexico’s violent drug war has claimed over 100,000 victims since 2006. The dead include not only drug cartel operatives, but police chiefs, journalists and innocent by-standers. On Tuesday, we’ll get a look inside the cartel movement and industry from veteran journalist Ioan Grillo.
- Ioan Grillo, author, “El Narco”
Ioan Grillo will discuss his book, “El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency,” on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall at Westminster College, 1840 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City. Sponsored by the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy, you can call (801) 832-3554 for more information.
From Somalia to Bosnia, about 25,000 refugees have been resettled in Utah since the 1980s. On Tuesday, we’ll hear about the hurdles refugees face as they transition to life in the U.S and local success stories.
- Gerald Brown, Refugee Coordinator, Utah Refugee Services Office
Gerald Brown is one of the featured speakers at “Refugees Among Us,” a human rights event sponsored by the Jewish Community Center on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at the JCC, 2 North Medical Dr., Salt Lake City. The free event also includes refugee speakers, music and refreshments. More information at (801) 581-0098.
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