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A history of violence: living and dying in Central America

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"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. Oscar Martinez, author of The Beast, which was named one of the best books of the year by the Economist and the Financial 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"--
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subject_facetCentral America -- Social conditions -- 1979-
Crime -- Central America
Drug traffic -- Central America
Violence -- Central America
title_displayA history of violence : living and dying in Central America
title_fullA History of Violence Living and Dying in Central America
A history of violence : living and dying in Central America / Oscar Martinez ; introduction by John Lee Anderson ; translated by John B. Washington and Daniela Maria Ugaz
title_shortA history of violence
title_subliving and dying in Central America
topic_facetCrime
Drug traffic
History
Nonfiction
Politics
Social conditions
Sociology
Violence