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The Sorrows of Mexico

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Published: August 2016
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Author: Lydia Cacho
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BIC Subject: Drugs trade / drug trafficking
Published By: Hachette Australia
 
Published: 30-Aug-2016
Format: Paperback, 384 pages,
ISBN: 9780857056207
Stock Code: 7056207
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Over the last twelve years, as Mexico has become the epicentre of the international drug trade, more than one hundred journalists, a generation of writers, has been killed or disappeared. And not a single culprit has been jailed. There are vast areas of the country where no-one now dares to report from - and without a free press, there can be no democracy.

This important, timely and provocative book is a collection of essays from the leading writer-journalists of Mexico, each one concentrating on a single issue among the many which afflict their country. So - in the words of Lydia Cacho, Anabel Hern ndez, Juan Villoro, Diego Enrique Osorno, Emiliano Ruiz Parra, Sergio Gonz lez Rodr guez and Marcela Turati - this will be a crucial testimony and proof of the bravest voices in a country which needs this courage to denounce the depth and range of corruption and violence.

The contribution of each writer will consist of a new essay along with passages of previously untranslated text. An appendix lists the names of each of the journalists who have lost their lives for exposing corruption or criminality, and a second appendix - with the collaboration of the organisation Article 19 - includes extracts from the work of a number of those dead crusading writers.
 
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