Amexica AUTHOR Ed Vulliamy

Ed Vulliamy Æ 9 Free read

Book treats the whole border and all the major narco factions from the East coast California all the way to the Gulf of M xico Texas The format consists of interviews by the author of a sample of people affected by each of these issues Most of all it shows the brutality of the drug cartels and thereby the brutality each of these issues Most of all it shows the brutality of the drug cartels and thereby the brutality which the army has resorted to fighting themThe main thesis of the book which I think true but not ite as defended as it should be is that the drug war represents a foretaste to a post political globalized free market economy where multinational corporations such like the drug cartels have become seek profit at any cost without regard for the conseuences to peopleA rather encouraging as well as despairing trend revealed in the book is the involvement of women and The Church in the fight against "the drug cartels Encouraging because in a society where the police will "drug cartels Encouraging because in a society where the police will nothing and in fact are often complicit with the drug cartels themselves to help the people they are meant to protect where the police and sometimes the army too are too scared to fight these criminals and with good reason people of good will the majority of which are women displaying that special genius of which John Paul II spoke and which was in full view at the Crucifixion of Jesus when all his Apostles scattered but the women remained and The Church are practically the only ones opposing the drug cartels speaking out against them organizing public protests trying to shame these bastards into acting humanely that is they are practically the only ones exemplifying the dignity of the human person even in situations where such a concept appears to be folly and fairy tale like And yet the trend is despairing as well for anyone who speaks against the cartel be it priests police women politicians reporters army ge. Oscopic 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 mauiladora factories; the ruthless systematic mur. Author did a tremendous work to describe every aspect of this violent and nbelievably cruel warThe numbers of victims are terrifying and whe don t know when this conflict will finally endFor most of the people who lives among the cartels it s s dead end they have no choice left they need to cooperate with drug traffickers Sad thing is that there is no hope for them corruption and bribery is on every level from police military "to politicians But we can t blame only Mexicans guilty are But we can t blame only Mexicans guilty are the Americans as a clients A point in time review of events along the US Mexico border during some of the worst of the narcotics related violence From the gruesome open warfare in Tijuana and Nuevo Laredo to the calm but chilling repression in Matamoros which has seen escalating violence since this was written Vulliamy sympathizes with the Mexican citizens who have gotten caught p in all the chaos The book details the rise of the various cartels the various territorial fights that shift along the border and the enormous flow of drugs heading north and guns and cash heading south Additionally he goes into detail about the relationship between all the twinned cities on the border the violence against young women in Ciudad Juarez the challenges of the mauiladoras and other subjects Not exactly a fun read but very informative Fantastic book mostly about the drug war raging on the US M xico border All aspects are covered including the army s and policy fight against and often complicit involvement with the narcos the war s effect on immigration the recent involvement of Native border tribes in the issue the complicity of the mauiladoras in providing the grounds for recruitment the complicity of the US in regards to easy availability of weapons the lack of interest in following the money etc The. Amexica is the harrowing story of the extraordinary terror nfolding along the US 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 thereIn 2009 after reporting from the border for many years Ed Vulliamy traveled the frontier from the Pacific coast to the Gulf of Mexico from Tijuana to Matamoros a journey through a kaleid. Nerals anyone ends p dead Enticed by You (Wellspring usually in some grotesue way and very often cruelly tortured and raped before being killed Despair is indeedite close by evil has won good is destroyed It takes soooooo much faith to believe that the example of human dignity displayed by these people far outweighs spiritually the evil being perpetrated and that therefore good will be triumphant in this world one day But one day seems so very far away when your children are being killedOverall I would recommend it to all the clueless Americans who do not see the connection between their drug habit and
the terrible harm 
terrible harm are causing As was put in the book anytime someone inhales drugs they are inhaling human lives But I do not suppose those kind of people read books Fantastic read and a really important book everybody should read it and be aware of the atrocities happening everyday in MexicoLove the very poignant closing line by Munoz the Tijuana pathologist I live like a man who sits eating a "delicious taco on the street there aware that every moment could "taco on the street there aware that every moment could his last One bullet and he is dead This was my beach read for our Thanksgiving vacation to Florida I was so thoroughly engrossed I barely remember any details from our holiday This fascinating angering and heartbreaking report is very well researched and written and the authorreporter so well versed and caring so much about the subject matter that I began an instant obsession with the region as well as its our vexing issues Ed Vulliamy is wise to trace the root of the problem beyond America s drug addiction and subseuent arms smuggling He points to the much larger fault of theoretical globalization and the scars left after corporate flight Although depressing sickening and rage inducing he leaves s with hope from non profit saintly groups and individuals. Der 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 s 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 itse.