Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields


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Ciudad Juarez lies just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. A once-thriving border town, it now resembles a failed state. Infamously known as the place where women disappear, its murder rate exceeds that of Baghdad or Mogadishu. In Murder City , Charles Bowden has written an extraordinary account of what happens when a city disintegrates. Interweaving stories of its inhabitants- a raped beauty queen, a repentant hit man, a journalist fleeing for his life- with a broader meditation on the town's descent into anarchy, ...

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Jan 27, 2011

intense gritty truth

This book looks at how the world at large interplays with the drug and murder problem plaguing Ciudad Juarez. It is often an upsetting read but will provide you with more well researched truth about the world's interconnectedness/contributions to this problem then you want to believe. Incredible, poetic (excuse the cliche) painful prose.

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