Desert Blood

Desert Blood

The Ju©Łrez Murders

eBook - 2011
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It's the summer of 1998 and for five years over a hundred mangled and desecrated bodies have been found dumped in the Chihuahua desert outside of Ju©Łrez, M©♭xico, just across the river from El Paso, Texas. The perpetrators of the ever-rising number of violent deaths target poor young women, terrifying inhabitants on both sides of the border.El Paso native Ivon Villa has returned to her hometown to adopt the baby of Cecilia, a pregnant maquiladora worker in Ju©Łrez. When Cecilia turns up strangled and disemboweled in the desert, Ivon is thrown into the churning chaos of abuse and murder. Even as the rapes and killings of "girls from the south" continueђ́ؤtheir tragic stories written in desert bloodђ́ؤa conspiracy covers up the crimes that implicate everyone from the Maquiladora Association to the Border Patrol.When Ivon's younger sister gets kidnapped in Ju©Łrez, Ivon knows that it's up to her to find her sister, whatever it takes. Despite the sharp warnings she gets...
Publisher: Houston : Arte P©ðblico Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781611924954
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: data file
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