The Story of Vicente, Who Murdered His Mother, His Father, and His Sister: Life and Death in Juárez

The Story of Vicente, Who Murdered His Mother, His Father, and His Sister: Life and Death in Juárez


The intimate tale of a teenager’s homicide of his relatives, from award-winning Mexican journalist

In Ciudad Juárez, simply around the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, sixteen-year-old Vicente and of his highschool associates murdered his mom, his father, and his little sister in chilly blood. via a Truman Capote–like reconstruction of this possible incomprehensible triple homicide, Sandra Rodríguez Nieto paints a haunting and unforgettable portrait of 1 of the main violent towns on the earth. This in-depth and harrowing research into the concept tactics of 3 boys leads the reader on an exploration of town of Juárez, in addition to the drug cartels that experience waged struggle on its streets, in a daring try to clarify the inexplicable.

Ideally certified for telling this tale, Sandra Rodríguez Nieto used to be an investigative reporter for the day-by-day newspaper El Diario de Juárez for almost a decade. regardless of super chance and the assassination of 1 of her closest colleagues, she endured. She didn’t wish the tale of her urban instructed exclusively by means of international newshounds, simply because, in her phrases, “I understand what's beneath the violence.” This e-book lines the increase of a countrywide tradition of homicide and bloody retribution, and is a testomony to the extreme bravery of its writer. between different issues, the tale of Vicente is an account of ways poverty, political corruption, failing executive associations and US meddling mixed to create an explosion of violence in Juárez.

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