Program 273: Two Sides of Mexico: From the Drug War in the North to the Mundo Maya in the South

Release Date: 01-14-2012


Ed Vulliamy investigates the escalating bloodshed from drug gangs in Northern Mexico and shares what he found in a "post-political" war zone, where few outsiders dare to tread. But Mexico is a big country, so Rick also explores this year's special tourism emphasis around an ancient Mayan prophesy, which is is fostering a deeper interest in the indigenous culture in the south.


  • British-based investigative journalist Ed Vulliamy, author of "Amexica: War Along the Borderline" (Picador)
  • Travel writer Josh Berman, author of the "Maya 2012" guidebook (Moon Publications)