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For crime reporter on streets of Ciudad Juarez, change comes slowly

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By Jack Highberger

Monday, July 2, 2012
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As votes from Sunday's elections continue to be tallied, many in Mexico will look to the country's journalists for news on the results and what they mean. It's a low-risk assignment in a country where accurately reporting the news can be life-threatening: Since drug violence in the country escalated four years ago, dozens of journalists have been killed. For the third and final part of his series on the Mexican elections, Cronkite News reporter Jack Highberger spent time with Mexican journalist Jacinto Garnica, a crime reporter in Ciudad Juarez, as he reported on the city's violence.

See part one: Greens hope to break hold of traditional Mexican parties as election looms
See part two: In Ciudad Juarez orphanage, national elections bring a hope for change in Mexico

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