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Border chronicler Charles Bowden dead at 69

Updated: Reporter and author Charles Bowden — he eschewed the term "journalist" — is dead at 69. The longtime Southern Arizonan recently moved to New Mexico and focused his work on the dangerous turmoil of Ciudad Juarez. Bowden was a dogged reporter and brilliant storyteller with a passion for the truth.
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Aug 31, 2014, 8:36 pm
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I met Chuck several times at a joint friend’s house. He was quite the raconteur and a one hell of a writer. His work will be missed.

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Sep 4, 2014, 10:20 am
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Great article, now I must try to read his stuff…. Sounds like a very interesting man and writer…..

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Sep 6, 2014, 10:50 am
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are you aware of a memorial or celebration of his life to be held in Tucson?

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Sep 7, 2014, 12:14 pm
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@pdb369,

There’s a Nov. 1 memorial being organized by Chuck’s family — see the sidebar for info.

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Sep 7, 2014, 12:32 pm
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thank you. i’m going to try and make it out there. could you let me know if the details change? thanks again@Dylan Smith

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