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Travel Writer, Paul Theroux On Life And Death In Mexico

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Recording the sights and cuisine of a particular place is the hallmark of travel journalism, but documenting the pain of migration, hopes of the poor, and the color of a landscape creates an important, historical document for the genre. Paul Theroux joins host Krys Boyd to discuss his journey from the impoverished Mexican states of Oaxaca and Chiapas to the Arizona border from his book “On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey.”