The intimate tale of a teenager’s homicide of his family members, from award-winning Mexican journalist
In Ciudad Juárez, simply around the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, sixteen-year-old Vicente and of his highschool associates murdered his mom, his father, and his little sister in chilly blood. via a Truman Capote–like reconstruction of this likely incomprehensible triple homicide, Sandra Rodríguez Nieto paints a haunting and unforgettable portrait of 1 of the main violent towns in the world. This in-depth and harrowing research into the concept strategies of 3 boys leads the reader on an exploration of the town of Juárez, in addition to the drug cartels that experience waged warfare on its streets, in a daring try and clarify the inexplicable.
Ideally certified for telling this tale, Sandra Rodríguez Nieto was once an investigative reporter for the day-by-day newspaper El Diario de Juárez for almost a decade. regardless of large hazard and the assassination of 1 of her closest colleagues, she continued. She didn’t wish the tale of her urban informed completely via international newshounds, simply because, in her phrases, “I be aware of what's beneath the violence.” This publication strains the increase of a countrywide tradition of homicide and bloody retribution, and is a testomony to the intense bravery of its writer. between different issues, the tale of Vicente is an account of ways poverty, political corruption, failing executive associations and US meddling mixed to create an explosion of violence in Juárez.