A History of Violence: Living and Dying in Central America

A History of Violence: Living and Dying in Central America

Oscar Martinez


This is a publication approximately one of many deadliest locations within the world

El Salvador and Honduras have had the top murder premiums on this planet during the last ten years, with Guatemala shut at the back of. on a daily basis greater than 1,000 people—men, girls, and children—flee those 3 international locations for North the United States. Óscar Martínez, writer of The Beast, named the best books of the yr via the Economist, Mother Jones, and the Financial Times, fleshes out those stark figures with precise tales, generating a jarringly appealing and immersive account of existence in lethal locations.

Martínez travels to Nicaraguan fishing cities, southern Mexican brothels the place relevant American girls are trafficked, remoted Guatemalan jungle villages, and crime-ridden Salvadoran slums. along with his certain and empathetic reporting, he explores the underbelly of those afflicted locations. He is going undercover to drink with narcos, accompanies police patrols, rides in trafficking boats and hides out with a gang informer. the result's an unforgettable portrait of a zone of worry and a refined research of the North American roots and succeed in of the trouble, assisting to give an explanation for why this heritage of violence should still subject to we all.

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