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

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Murder City: Lessons of The Dead in Mexico explores the idea that Mexico is collapsing into a permanent culture of violence. Bowden focuses on Ciudad Juarez, which lies just across the Rio Grande from El Paso. Infamously known as the place where women disappear, last year alone 1,607 people were murdered, a number that is set to accelerate in 2009. Miss Sinaloa is a beauty queen who is raped and loses her mind; her descent into madness becomes a parable for the town itself. As Bowden searches for reasons to explain why so ...

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artqueen

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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