The Daughters of Juárez: A True Story of Serial Murder South of the Border

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Atria Books, 2007 - Social Science - 316 pages
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Despite the fact that Juarez is a Mexican border city just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, most Americans are unaware that for more than twelve years this city has been the center of an epidemic of horrific crimes against women and girls, consisting of kidnappings, rape, mutilation, and murder, with most of the victims conforming to a specific profile: young, slender, and poor, fueling the premise that the murders are not random.

Indeed, there has been much speculation that the killer or killers are American citizens. While some leading members of the American media have reported on the situation, prompting the U.S. government to send in top criminal profilers from the FBI, little real information about this international atrocity has emerged. According to Amnesty International, as of 2006 more than 400 bodies have been recovered, with hundreds still missing.

As for who is behind the murders themselves, the answer remains unknown, although many have argued that the killings have become a sort of blood sport, due to the lawlessness of the city itself. Among the theories being considered are illegal trafficking in human organs, ritualistic satanic sacrifices, copycat killers, and a conspiracy between members of the powerful Juárez drug cartel and some corrupt Mexican officials who have turned a blind eye to the felonies, all the while lining their pockets with money drenched in blood.

Despite numerous arrests over the last ten years, the murders continue to occur, with the killers growing bolder, dumping bodies in the city itself rather than on the outskirts of town, as was initially the case, indicating a possible growing and most alarming alliance of silence and cover-up by Mexican politicians.

The Daughters of Juárez promises to be the first eye-opening, authoritative nonfiction work of its kind to examine the brutal killings and draw attention to these atrocities on the border. The end result will shock readers and become required reading on the subject for years to come.

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THE DAUGHTERS OF JUAREZ

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THIS BOOK HAS GREAT INFORMATION VALUE. TERESA RODRIGUEZ TAKES YOU TO A WORLD UNKNOWN IN MEXICO WHERE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN USING GIRLS FOR BLOOD SPORT SINCE 1993. THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT CAN NOT STOP IT ... Read full review

GREAT BOOK!

User Review  - eri06 - Overstock.com

Its a very good eye opening book we are no t aware of many things or just forget about them becuase its old news but this is an ongoing problem. I very much recommend this book to eveyone. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER TWO A Bag of Bones
29
CHAPTER THREE The Juarez Ripper
43
CHAPTER FOUR The Devil Is in Juarez 15
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Lisa Pulitzer is a former correspondent for The New York Times.

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