The Daughters of Juarez

A True Story of Serial Murder South of the Border

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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2007
March 27
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Atria Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
7.9
MB

Customer Reviews

JerseyKJ ,

Heartbreaking

As a fan of true crime stories I decided to read this book because I remember news accounts about the murders from 10 years ago. Once I started reading the book I couldn't put it down. It's to believe that a country so close to America could be so corrupt and show such blatant disregard for the lives of human beings. It broke my heart and angered me when I read the vivid descriptions of how these young ladies were tortured and murdered. This is not an easy book to read but it's a must read if human rights issues truly concern you. It's a well written story.

USMC3030 ,

The Daughters of Juarez

Amazing story! I had seen a story on 60 minutes years ago about the murder of young females in Juarez. The story is chilling and heartbreaking. How could something so horrible go on and continue to happen. While reading the book, I kept thinking "How could this happen". "How can humans cause such brutal pain unto another". I was both amazed and deeply touched by this story. I couldn't put the book down. Great job by the author and those who help put this story together- it's a story which had to be told! Unforgettable!

JaniqueLA ,

A must read.

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