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Durante varios meses, el periodista y corresponsal de guerra Ed Vulliamy visitó las zonas más violentas de Améxica: Tijuana (sede del cártel de Sinaloa), Ciudad Juárez (cuya tasa de criminalidad es la más elevada del mundo), o los desiertos de Sonora y Arizona (donde el narcotráfico se está haciendo con el control de la emigración clandestina a Estados Unidos). Periodistas amenazados, activistas, líderes indígenas, antiguos patrulleros y familiares de víctimas ofrecen en esta crónica el descarnado testimonio de ...

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Overview

Durante varios meses, el periodista y corresponsal de guerra Ed Vulliamy visitó las zonas más violentas de Améxica: Tijuana (sede del cártel de Sinaloa), Ciudad Juárez (cuya tasa de criminalidad es la más elevada del mundo), o los desiertos de Sonora y Arizona (donde el narcotráfico se está haciendo con el control de la emigración clandestina a Estados Unidos). Periodistas amenazados, activistas, líderes indígenas, antiguos patrulleros y familiares de víctimas ofrecen en esta crónica el descarnado testimonio de este infierno contemporáneo.

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This engrossing travelogue traces the fraught Mexican-American border, where the collision of affluence and poverty is mediated by an ultraviolent narco-traficante culture. Vulliamy (Seasons in Hell) journeys from Tijuana, where the ruthless Arellano Félix Organization cartel battles rivals, to the Atlantic coast, where the even more ruthless Zetas cartel, armed with grenades and rocket launchers, battles the Mexican army and besieges whole cities. In the middle is Juárez, the world’s most violent town, an anarchy of contending cartels, street gangs, and their police and military allies, where massacres, beheadings, and grisly sex murders are routine. Vulliamy’s border isn’t all drugs and killings; it’s also narco-corrida songs that celebrate drugs and killings, the American gun industry that feeds off drug money and enables the killings, and a presiding quasi-Catholic cult of Santíssima Muerte (holiest death). The author’s take isn’t entirely coherent. Sometimes the border is the problem, an artificial rupture that provokes turf battles over prime smuggling sites; sometimes, presented less persuasively, the lawless border is just a symptom of global capitalism, like the desperate illegal immigrants and exploited maquiladora workers (in foreign-owned low-wage factories along the border) he profiles. Although not especially deep, Vulliamy’s is a vivid, disturbing dispatch from a very wild frontier. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788483834138
  • Publisher: Tusquets Editores
  • Publication date: 9/30/2012
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

ED VULLIAMY was the New York correspondent for The Observer from 1997 to 2003 and spent many years as an international correspondent for The Guardian. The author of Seasons in Hell, Vulliamy lives in London and Arizona.

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