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History of Violence : Living and Dying in Central America (Hardcover) (Oscar Martinez)

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Heartbreaking immersion into the lives of people enduring extreme violence in Central AmericaEl Salvador and Honduras have had the highest homicide rates in the world over the past ten years. Óscar Martínez, author ofThe Beast, which was named one of the best books of the year by the Economist and theFinancial Times, shares a beautiful and immersive account of life in one of the most violent places on earth. Martinez travels to Nicaraguan fishing towns, southern Mexican brothels where Central American women are trafficked, isolated Guatemalan jungle villages and crime-ridden Salvadoran slums. With his precise and empathetic reporting, he reveals the underbelly of some of the most dangerous places in the world, going undercover to drink with narcos, accompanying police patrols, riding in trafficking boats and hiding out with a gang informer. The result is an unforgettable portrait of a region of fear, helping to explain why migrants have been fleeing the area by the millions.
Heartbreaking immersion into the lives of people enduring extreme violence in Central America

El Salvador and Honduras have had the highest homicide rates in the world over the past ten years. Óscar Martínez, author ofThe Beast, which was named one of the best books of the year by the Economist and theFinancial Times, shares a beautiful and immersive account of life in one of the most violent places on earth. Martinez travels to Nicaraguan fishing towns, southern Mexican brothels where Central American women are trafficked, isolated Guatemalan jungle villages and crime-ridden Salvadoran slums. With his precise and empathetic reporting, he reveals the underbelly of some of the most dangerous places in the world, going undercover to drink with narcos, accompanying police patrols, riding in trafficking boats and hiding out with a gang informer. The result is an unforgettable portrait of a region of fear, helping to explain why migrants have been fleeing the area by the millions.
Number of Pages: 257
Genre: Political Science, History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Central America
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Oscar Martinez
Language: English
Street Date: March 8, 2016
TCIN: 23999427
UPC: 9781784781682
Item Number (DPCI): 247-50-7908
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