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The Daughters of Juarez: A True Story of Serial Murder South of the Border Paperback – Bargain Price, March 18, 2008
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-- Carlos Santana
"This story is more horrifying than a Stephen King novel, has more twists and turns than an Agatha Christie plot, and has a higher body count than any James Bond flick -- and it is all true. You will never forget The Daughters of Juárez, which is exactly what the authors intend and accomplish brilliantly. This book must be a beacon, a catalyst for justice, that rare commodity so nonexistent in Juárez. The authors bring to life the human faces, shattered families, and lost dreams of those who must not be forgotten."
-- Edna Buchanan, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Love Kills
"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
"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
"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
About the Author
Diana Montané es editora asociada de la revista Nueva así como escritora, periodista y dramaturga. Está radicada en Ormond Beach, Florida.
Lisa Pulitzer es ex-corresponsal de The New York Times y autora de cinco libros sobre auténticos crímenes, entre ellos Fatal Romance y Murder in Paradise.
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Top Customer Reviews
Although many suspects have been charged and held, it is doubtful that any of the murders can ever be considered legitimately solved because of this pervasive and persistent institutional dysfunction. In fact, one can say that this is a glaring example of how not to run a criminal justice system. It's heartbreaking to consider that the families of these slain women will never see justice done. Additionally, it must have been so frustrating for those in law enforcement and government who made efforts to run effective investigations, only to be stymied at every turn by the very system they should have been able to trust, forced out of their jobs because they wouldn't falsify results or analyses, or even physically threatened.
Daughters is definitely a compelling, true tale and Rodriguez does a service to those affected by these horrors by airing them for everyone to examine. The book, however, suffers from a lack of organization: Rodriguez bounces around dates, people and events so much so that it's hard to keep them all straight. Also, she makes a point of maudlin over-description of the women and their families so as to make them more sympathetic.Read more ›
The bustling Mexican border city of Cuidad Juarez, Mexico lies just south of it's sister-city, the U.S. border city of El Paso, Texas, separated by the Rio Grande river, but sharing much historical culture. With a population that had already exceeded 1 million people at the time, the author says Juarez underwent a further population explosion around 1993 to fill tens of thousands of newly created assembly-line jobs in the "Maquiladora" factories, in response to NAFTA. Much of the housing for these new residents was crudely thrown together in dilapidated areas far out on the edges of the city, where substandard "colonias" were actually a step up in housing. Many of the victims came from these types of areas. And then there is the mysterious desert area called "Lote Bravo" which is so central to this story. We Texans have followed this real-life nightmare for years, simultaneously appalled and morbidly fascinated by the events in our highly regarded sister-city.
By 1995, 45 young women had already disappeared on their way to or from work, at night or during the day. Ms Rodriguez puts a face on many victims, such as Silvia Morales & Sagrario Gonzalez, and details the anguish of the parents of some of the victims.Read more ›
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I bought this book to get extra credit for a class but I ended up absolutely loving this book. I still have it with me. It's a powerful and moving read.Published 6 months ago by June Ramsay
Oh my gosh, where do I begin. Was reading another book that mentioned this one and immediately bought it. The amazing research that went into this just blows my mind. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Bettie
I had never given much thought about the killings of the women of Juarez even though I lived in El Paso Texas. Read morePublished 9 months ago by k.sanc
Excellent read. Tells the sad story of how young women in Mexico are viewed as just throw aways. Shocking even more is the inept and corrupt police and courts.Published 13 months ago by Jerry Darby