In 1982, Joe Frazier found himself on a list that would make most of us shudder and consider a change of profession.
It was a death list, circulated by a rightist paramilitary group in El Salvador.
Joe Frazier was covering the Salvadoran Civil War for the Associated Press, a conflict so bloody and horrifying, a simple death list might seem like no big deal. As Joe Frazier puts it, “El Salvador could be like that.”
In fact, that’s the name of his book, which is a memoir of his time in the country for the AP between 1979 and 1986.
Joe Frazier is retired now. He lives in Portland, and he joins me now.