Monday, August 11, 2008

More Mexico stuff

I've observed that national media in this country pay little attention to the chaos and carnage going on across the Rio Bravo. Glad to discover an article by Charles Bowden, writing in GQ:
There was a time when death made sense in Juárez. You died because you had a drug load or because you lost a drug load. You died because you tried to do a deal or because you were a snitch, or because you were a poor woman and it was dark and someone thought it might be fun to rape and kill you.

You could read the whole piece here. Bowden wrote a book titled Down by the River, about a notorious murder in El Paso wherein he catches all the opacity and ambiguity of the society of El Paso-Cd. Juárez.

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