Murder city Ciudad Juárez and the global economy's new killing fields

by Bowden, Charles, 1945-2014.

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Summary
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. Last year 1,607 people were killed, a number that is on pace to increase in 2009. In Murder City, Charles Bowden, one of the few journalists who has spent extended periods of time in Juarez, has written an extraordinary account of what happens when a city disintegrates. Interweaving stories of its inhabitants, a raped beauty queen, a repentant hitman, a journalist fleeing for his life with a broader meditation on the town's descent into anarchy, Bowden reveals how Juarez's culture of violence will not only worsen, but inevitably spread north.
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Subjects Drug traffic Mexico Ciudad Juárez
Narco-terrorism Mexico Ciudad Juárez
Murder Mexico Ciudad Juárez
Nonfiction
History
Ciudad Juárez (Mexico) Social conditions.
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :Nation Books2010
2010
Contributors Cardona, Julián, 1960-2020
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Language English
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ISBN 9781568586229
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