En La ciudad del crimen Charles Bowden presenta una crónica devastadora de una urbe en pleno colapso. El libro comienza en enero de , cuando una. Ciudad del crimen / Murder City by Charles Bowden, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Get this from a library! La ciudad del crimen: Ciudad Juárez y los nuevos campos de exterminio de la economía global. [Charles Bowden; Julián Cardona] .

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Murder City by Charles Bowden. 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, people were killed—a number that is on pace to increase in Heartbreaking, disturbing, and unforgettable, Murder City establishes Bowden as one of our leading writers working at the height of his powers.

Hardcoverpages. Published March 30th by Nation Books first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Murder Cityplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Apr 01, Ana rated it really liked it Shelves: We brought the duct tape—do you prefer gray or tan? No matter, get your ass in.

We have the blwden bag, the loaded guns. You have been waiting? Everyone is waiting, but our list is so long. Everyone pretends we will never come. Well, for you, the wait is over. That was you until just a few minutes ago. El Paso Texas has been recognized as being one of the safest cities in America. Just across the Rio Grande cyarles the murder capital of the world. The city of lost girls. The largest city in the region.

Only a fence separates these cities- but they may as well be on different planets. They work in factories, known as maquiladoras. Every day, thousands of chares and women get up and go to work. Everything’s crijen during the day. But as night falls, danger lurks around every corner. Most of them arrive home safely. Others are not so lucky. Somewhere between work and home, they are kidnapped, never to be seen again.


They are raped, tortured, killed and dismembered. Not all of them are maquiladora workers. Some of them are students. Some are just children. The brutal truth- more women are reported missing than are confirmed dead.

The exact number of those murdered is unknown, most bodies are never found. Worst crimsn is, most of these cases are never solved. I think they’re all involved. There are rumors of tampering with evidence and planting false DNA. And the craziest thing of all- they’ve been giving families the wrong bodies! Yes you read it right.

Murder City: Ciudad Juárez and the Global Economy’s New Killing Fields by Charles Bowden

Just when you thought you heard it all. Like the rest of us, he was a ciuad man walking. Witnesses are too afraid to tell the truth. Can’t say I blame them. If you say something, you’re dead. Unfortunately, more often than not, they are killed. Or forced to quit their job. There are three options- follow bad orders, do what’s right and get executed, or get the hell out of Dodge. The same goes for reporters. These are the true stories of the unbelievable and the unimaginable.

The people in this book are real and not fictional. A victim of a gang-rape who was shunted aside because chqrles case was not considered an emergency. A reporter, who is on the run from the Mexican army. A beautiful girl, referred to as Miss Sinaloa, who lost her mind after being raped by eight policemen. El Pastor, who cares for the insane and broken because no one else will.

A Sicario turned from predator to prey. And many, many more. Miss Sinaloa goes on and on. Her name changes as does her face. Every day, week, month, she shows up in the city with a new identity with her face made up, her high-heeled shoes, tight skirt, and fragrance.


La ciudad del crimen : Ciudad Juárez y los nuevos campos de exterminio de la economía global

And each time she comes to the city, she is adored, raped, thrown in the trash, and lives on with a maimed mind. She never forgets, and the city always forgets her. She bowdeh those lush lips, that long hair and fair skin. She can never be important.

She is not the drug industry, she is not free trade, she is not national security. She is the blood and dreams of a people. I will never forget her. Just as she will never be remembered.

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The dead girls are usually dumped in the desert. Pink crosses are erected at death scenes, they have become widely recognized as a symbol of femicide. I can understand why some people didn’t enjoy the book. Murder City isn’t meant to be enjoyed. It’s dark and even a little pretentious. The book’s biggest plus is the writing style.

Hence the four stars. This is a nice car, no? View all 29 comments. People who believe in the “War on Drugs” are so completely disconnected from reality that ciuad rational arguments are even worth mustering. At this point it’s like arguing against belief in God. He exists because he exists.

Drugs are bad because drugs are bad. The War on Drugs is working because it is working. The Mexican military brutalizes Mexico just like the cartels but nobody dares report on any of it because reporters get killed. Juarez is a black hole from blwden no information escapes. Through all the torture murders, disappearances, rapes, executions, assassinations, beheadings, strangulations, the flow of drugs and profits remains constant.

We cijdad legalize drugs because we can’t. The drug smugglers would just do something else. Cartels are separate from government. Banks are not the enemy. The current system is working.