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The Resource A history of violence : living and dying in Central America, âOscar MartâInez ; translated by John B. Washington and Daniela Ugaz ; foreword by Jon Lee Anderson

A history of violence : living and dying in Central America, âOscar MartâInez ; translated by John B. Washington and Daniela Ugaz ; foreword by Jon Lee Anderson

Label
A history of violence : living and dying in Central America
Title
A history of violence
Title remainder
living and dying in Central America
Statement of responsibility
âOscar MartâInez ; translated by John B. Washington and Daniela Ugaz ; foreword by Jon Lee Anderson
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Language
eng
Summary
"Heartbreaking immersion into the lives of people enduring extreme violence in Central America El Salvador and Honduras have had the highest homicide rates in the world over the past ten years. Oscar Martinez, author of The Beast, which was named one of the best books of the year by the Economist and the Financial Times, shares a beautiful and immersive account of life in one of the most violent places on earth. Martinez travels to Nicaraguan fishing towns, southern Mexican brothels where Central American women are trafficked, isolated Guatemalan jungle villages and crime-ridden Salvadoran slums. With his precise and empathetic reporting, he reveals the underbelly of some of the most dangerous places in the world, going undercover to drink with narcos, accompanying police patrols, riding in trafficking boats and hiding out with a gang informer. The result is an unforgettable portrait of a region of fear, helping to explain why migrants have been fleeing the area by the millions"--
Summary
El Salvador and Honduras have had the highest homicide rates in the world over the past ten years. Oscar Martinez shares a beautiful and immersive account of life in one of the most violent places on earth. Martinez travels to Nicaraguan fishing towns, southern Mexican brothels where Central American women are trafficked, isolated Guatemalan jungle villages and crime-ridden Salvadoran slums
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10480693
Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
303.609728
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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living and dying in Central America
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Label
A history of violence : living and dying in Central America, âOscar MartâInez ; translated by John B. Washington and Daniela Ugaz ; foreword by Jon Lee Anderson
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Publication
Note
"This book is based on a series of articles Oscar Marti?nez wrote for the Latin American news website elfaro.net and published under the rubric 'Sala Negra.' "
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Emptiness. The State against Chepe Furia ; The lords of the border ; Guatemala is spelled with a Z ; A nobody in the land of narcos ; Narco : made in Central America -- Madness. Our bottomless well ; The most miserable of traitors ; El Nin?o Hollywood's death foretold ; The Massacre of Salcaja? ; Men who pull out nails -- Fleeing. The tamed coyotes ; Men who sell women ; The prayers of El Salvador's Anti-gang Police Unit ; The unfortunate story of an undocumented am who was sold, extorted, and departed
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxi, 257 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781784781682
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, map
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
A history of violence : living and dying in Central America, âOscar MartâInez ; translated by John B. Washington and Daniela Ugaz ; foreword by Jon Lee Anderson
Publication
Note
"This book is based on a series of articles Oscar Marti?nez wrote for the Latin American news website elfaro.net and published under the rubric 'Sala Negra.' "
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Emptiness. The State against Chepe Furia ; The lords of the border ; Guatemala is spelled with a Z ; A nobody in the land of narcos ; Narco : made in Central America -- Madness. Our bottomless well ; The most miserable of traitors ; El Nin?o Hollywood's death foretold ; The Massacre of Salcaja? ; Men who pull out nails -- Fleeing. The tamed coyotes ; Men who sell women ; The prayers of El Salvador's Anti-gang Police Unit ; The unfortunate story of an undocumented am who was sold, extorted, and departed
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxi, 257 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781784781682
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, map
Specific material designation
regular print

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