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  • Martínez, Oscar (Oscar Enrique) author.
  • Violence -- Central America.
  • Drug traffic -- Central America.
  • Crime -- Central America.
  • Central America -- Social conditions -- 1979-
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    A history of violence : living and dying in Central America / Oscar Martinez ; translated by John B. Washington and Daniela Ugaz ; foreword by Jon Lee Anderson.
    by Martínez, Oscar (Oscar Enrique) author.
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  • Violence -- Central America.
  • Drug traffic -- Central America.
  • Crime -- Central America.
  • Central America -- Social conditions -- 1979-
  • Publisher Info: 
    London ; New York : Verso, 2016.
    xxi, 257 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
    RDA Types: 
    9781784781682 (hardback)
    1784781681 (hardback)
    pt. 1. 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 -- pt. 2. Madness. Our bottomless well ; The most miserable of traitors ; El Niño Hollywood's death foretold ; The Massacre of Salcajá ; Men who pull out nails -- pt. 3. Fleeing. The tamed coyotes ; Men who sell women ; The prayers of El Salvador's Anti-gang Police Unit ; The unfortunate history of an undocumented man who was sold, extorted, and deported.
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    "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"--
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