Amexica War Along the Borderline Author:Ed Vulliamy Amexica is the harrowing story of the extraordinary terror unfolding along the U.S.-Mexico border??a country in its own right, which belongs to both the United States and Mexico, yet neither??as the narco-war escalates to a fever pitch there. — In 2009, after reporting from the border for many years, Ed Vulliamy traveled the frontier from the Pac... more »ific coast to the Gulf of Mexico, from Tijuana to Matamoros, a journey through a kaleidoscopic landscape of corruption and all-out civil war, but also of beauty and joy and resilience. He describes in revelatory detail how the narco gangs work; the smuggling of people, weapons, and drugs back and forth across the border; middle-class flight from Mexico and an American celebrity culture that is feeding the violence; the interrelated economies of drugs and the maquiladora factories; the ruthless, systematic murder of young women in Ciudad Juarez. Heroes, villains, and victims?the brave and rogue police, priests, women, and journalists fighting the violence; the gangs and their freelance killers; the dead and the devastated?all come to life in this singular book.
Amexica takes us far beyond today?s headlines. It is a street-level portrait, by turns horrific and sublime, of a place and people in a time of war as much as of the war itself.« less
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