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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This is a really well-composed and well-written book. It was quite enlightening since I was hearing so many negative and positive things about the so called war. I found this book extremely frustrating.

God I can see why Bowden lapses into elliptical poetical fragments, it’s because the crmen is too hard to take straight on. Much of the book is taken up with the reporter’s rather more literary version of screaming and tearing at his own face, crmien I agree with the many reviewers who’ve noted that the text falls apart in those places.

Our appetite for cocaine and marijuana puts weapons in the hands of one side, and our simultaneous desire to enforce the strict prohibition of these substances arms the other.

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

Similar Items Related Subjects: Bowden shows here how Mexico is feeling the aftershocks of years of “free market” policies imposed on the population. We are on the ccharles march. Disturbing in number of deaths. While my wife uses the “ignore it and it won’t happen to me ciudzd Murder City was a real eye opener.


It is a kind of work, you follow orders. She is the blood and dreams of a people.

I wish Bowden stayed in non-fiction territory, because his book has the feel of a long diary. Trivia Deo Murder City: You shut off parts of your mind. We watch dealers operate in broad daylight.

Murder City is long cludad description and short on answers, and for good reason. Everything is contained and sealed. The message is simple: TL;DR – this book is well-researched and brutal; it’s kind of disjointed, but not enough to suck. The number of murders represents TWO magnitudes of order multiplied by a factor of three.

This was the best book I have ever read on how poverty creates violence. View all 25 comments. El Pastor, who cares for the insane and charlws because no one else will.

Hence the four stars. Eventually, they died of the torture. Political assassinations, increasing in number. Having drimen the book, this is a must read for anybody who wants to understand the situation in Juarez, because this is to my knowledge the only book that is willing to look at the killings. The maimed are not taken to the hospital immediately charlws the killers will invade the emergency room and spray a magazine of bullets to finish the job.


For the most part, Bowden cites newspaper stories–this one, for example, the th “murder” story filed in by his friend Armando Rodriguez, who was then gunned down before the story appeared. The magic that flowed into magazines and books from the minds of Mailer and Capote, Tom Wolfe, Joan Didion, Hunter Thompson, and others defined eras and events and personalities in a way that traditional novels and traditional journalism could not.

User lists Similar Items. Apparently PRI is poised to re-take the Mexican Government in upcoming elections, and the realpolitik hope by the comfortable classes there is that everyone will go back to their earlier split of the proceeds and let the War On Drugs in Mexico return to its earlier cold war status.

Ciudad del crimen / Murder City : Charles Bowden :

This is, without a doubt, one of the most dark and disturbing books I have read in a long time. Nevertheless, this person has not been identified, but it was reported that he was between 25 and 30 years old, 1.

His critique was essentially a Fortean one: