Cosecha de mujeres (El Dedo en la Llaga) (Spanish Edition)

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One homicide is bad enough, but more than 400 women slain in the northern Mexico City of Juarez and in the state of Chihuahua in one decade constitutes one of the gravest criminal episodes in the country, a true bloody harvest of women. Sexually molested, mutilated, and murdered, their bodies appeared days, weeks, or months after their disappearance in wastelands or seldom frequented areas, and the victims were mostly of working-class status—laborers and immigrants, frequently newly arrived. These murdered women did not seem to mean anything to anyone, which is the only way that the government indifference to this and the constant police inefficiencies in solving these murders could be explained. Although there are plenty of theories and abundant angles of investigation (many of these being absurd and ridiculous hypotheses, or obviously demonstrating sexism), neither the local or federal authorities have been able to or wanted to do anything.

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Diana Washington Valdez is a reporter for the El Paso Times of El Paso, Texas, and has dedicated herself to investigating the murders in Ciudad Juarez. Because of her extensive covering of these killings, she wrote Cosecha de mujers, (Harvest of Women), where she explains why the Mexican authorities have not been able to arrest the guilty parties, and why the explanations of serial killers, trafficking in human organs, "snuff" videos, satanic rituals, or street gangs do not stand up. Her theory regarding the web of corruption and impunity that is prevalent among the authorities, the protection they receive, and the coercion that prominent families of Ciudad Juarez exert, including those linked to narcotics, are part of a real and chilling story, and because of her investigations, she has been threatened.

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