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The Resource A history of violence : living and dying in Central America, Oscar Martinez ; introduction by John Lee Anderson ; translated by John B. Washington and Daniela Maria Ugaz

A history of violence : living and dying in Central America, Oscar Martinez ; introduction by John Lee Anderson ; translated by John B. Washington and Daniela Maria Ugaz

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
Oscar Martinez ; introduction by John Lee Anderson ; translated by John B. Washington and Daniela Maria Ugaz
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • 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"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martínez, Oscar
Dewey number
303.609728
Illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
HN125.2.V5
LC item number
M37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence
  • Drug traffic
  • Crime
  • Central America
Label
A history of violence : living and dying in Central America, Oscar Martinez ; introduction by John Lee Anderson ; translated by John B. Washington and Daniela Maria Ugaz
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This book is based on a series of articles Oscar Martínez wrote for the Latin American news website elfaro.net and published under the rubric 'Sala Negra.' "
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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 ; Marco : made in Central America -- Madness. Our bottomless well ; The most miserable of traitors ; El Niño Hollywood's death foretold ; The Massacre of Salcajá ; 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
Control code
sky279784056
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9781784781682
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015044269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
kp 03/16
Other physical details
maps, plates
Label
A history of violence : living and dying in Central America, Oscar Martinez ; introduction by John Lee Anderson ; translated by John B. Washington and Daniela Maria Ugaz
Publication
Note
"This book is based on a series of articles Oscar Martínez wrote for the Latin American news website elfaro.net and published under the rubric 'Sala Negra.' "
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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 ; Marco : made in Central America -- Madness. Our bottomless well ; The most miserable of traitors ; El Niño Hollywood's death foretold ; The Massacre of Salcajá ; 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
Control code
sky279784056
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9781784781682
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015044269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
kp 03/16
Other physical details
maps, plates

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