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

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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 first body was found on Jan. 23, 1993. Alma Chavira Farel had been raped, beaten and strangled before being dumped in a vacant lot on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez. Five months later another victim turned up, her body too mangled to be identified. By year's end, the tally hit 16 — all dark-haired young women, mutilated and ditched in the barren desert across the Rio Grande from El Paso. More... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

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"Here's the deal: you are murdered and your death is not counted, you are murdered and your death is not investigated, you are murdered and someone is framed for your death. This is Juárez, the jewel of our free trade theories. This is a book everyone should read. And then wonder about the United States and Mexico and this hell of dead women they paper over with lies." Charles Bowden, award-winning author of Down by the River

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"The Daughters of Juárez is a book you cannot put down and will never forget — it will shock you and it should. The authors have done a remarkable job piecing this horrific puzzle into one lucid account of the atrocities that have befallen Juárez, Mexico. This is truly an extraordinary book." Isabel Allende

Review:

"The Daughters of Juárez is a crucial, chilling, and detailed account of the mutilations and murders of hundreds of women and girls in Juárez, Mexico. It is a cry for an end to these atrocities and it is a righteous call, after all these years of horror, for justice now." Eve Ensler, Obie Award-winning playwright and founder of V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women

Review:

"The Daughters of Juárez not only investigates, with facts and information, but illuminates how innocence and purity are sacrificed almost daily on this desert altar. Teresa Rodriguez's book can make a difference only if you and I get involved to assure that this will never happen again to anyone." Carlos Santana

Synopsis:

A former "New York Times" correspondent and true crime writer team up to create the first major work based on the ongoing, international atrocities of more than 300,000 confirmed female homicides with 600 women still missing in the border town of Juarez, Mexico.

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halofriendly, December 12, 2007 (view all comments by halofriendly)
Really, truly difficult to get through but only because the horror that these women have been living through is unimaginable to those of us removed from the situation. A must-read for everyone.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743292030
Subtitle:
A True Story of Serial Murder South of the Border
Author:
Teresa Rodriguez and Diana Montane and Lisa Pulitzer
With:
Pulitzer, Lisa
Author:
Montanandeacute
Author:
Rodriguez, Teresa
Author:
Diana
Author:
Diana Montan
Author:
Montane, Diana
Author:
Diana Montan
Author:
Diana Montanandeacute
Author:
Pulitzer, Lisa
Author:
Diana Montanandeacute
Author:
Montenes, Diana
Author:
Montan
Publisher:
Atria Books
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Violence in Society
Subject:
Murder - Serial Killers
Subject:
Murder - Mexico - Ciudad Juarez
Subject:
Women - Crimes against - Mexico -
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Coloring/connect-the-dot book
Publication Date:
March 2007
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
316
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Children's Book Type:
Coloring

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Product details 316 pages Atria Books - English 9780743292030 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Here's the deal: you are murdered and your death is not counted, you are murdered and your death is not investigated, you are murdered and someone is framed for your death. This is Juárez, the jewel of our free trade theories. This is a book everyone should read. And then wonder about the United States and Mexico and this hell of dead women they paper over with lies."
"Review" by , "The Daughters of Juárez is a book you cannot put down and will never forget — it will shock you and it should. The authors have done a remarkable job piecing this horrific puzzle into one lucid account of the atrocities that have befallen Juárez, Mexico. This is truly an extraordinary book."
"Review" by , "The Daughters of Juárez is a crucial, chilling, and detailed account of the mutilations and murders of hundreds of women and girls in Juárez, Mexico. It is a cry for an end to these atrocities and it is a righteous call, after all these years of horror, for justice now." Eve Ensler, Obie Award-winning playwright and founder of V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women
"Review" by , "The Daughters of Juárez not only investigates, with facts and information, but illuminates how innocence and purity are sacrificed almost daily on this desert altar. Teresa Rodriguez's book can make a difference only if you and I get involved to assure that this will never happen again to anyone."
"Synopsis" by , A former "New York Times" correspondent and true crime writer team up to create the first major work based on the ongoing, international atrocities of more than 300,000 confirmed female homicides with 600 women still missing in the border town of Juarez, Mexico.
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