Video: Reporter Emilio Gutiérrez Soto Speaks

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Emilio Gutiérrez Soto, the persecuted Mexican journalist who is Chuck Bowden’s subject in the current issue of Mother Jones, recently spoke with the press freedom group Reporters Without Borders. Emilio was detained for 7 months by the ICE after he arrived at the border seeking asylum last June. He is now staying with friends in Las Cruces, still waiting for both a temporary work permit and his asylum trial.

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