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The Resource The beast : riding the rails and dodging narcos on the migrant trail, by Oscar Martínez ; translated by Daniela Maria Ugaz and John Washington

The beast : riding the rails and dodging narcos on the migrant trail, by Oscar Martínez ; translated by Daniela Maria Ugaz and John Washington

Label
The beast : riding the rails and dodging narcos on the migrant trail
Title
The beast
Title remainder
riding the rails and dodging narcos on the migrant trail
Statement of responsibility
by Oscar Martínez ; translated by Daniela Maria Ugaz and John Washington
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"One day a couple of years ago, 300 migrants were kidnapped between the remote, dusty border towns of Altar, Mexico, and Sasabe, Arizona. Over half of them were never heard from again. Óscar Martínez, a young writer from El Salvador, was in Altar at the time of the abduction, and his story of the migrant disappearances is only one of the harrowing stories he tells after spending two years traveling up and down the migrant trail from Central America to the US border. More than a quarter of a million Central Americans alone make this increasingly dangerous journey each year, and last year 18,000 of them were kidnapped. Martínez writes in beautiful, lyrical prose about clinging to the tops of freight trains; finding respite, work and hardship in shelters and brothels; and riding shotgun with the border patrol. Here is the first book to illuminate this harsh mass migration in the age of the narcotraficantes"--Publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martínez, Oscar
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
JV7402
LC item number
.M3713 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Central Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Mexico
  • Central America
  • Illegaler Einwanderer
  • Drogenkriminalität
  • Central Americans
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Illegal aliens
  • Immigrants
  • Central America
  • Mexico
Label
The beast : riding the rails and dodging narcos on the migrant trail, by Oscar Martínez ; translated by Daniela Maria Ugaz and John Washington
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published as Los migrantes que no importan [copyrighted] Icaria Editorial 2010."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The funnel effect: Baja California and Sonora
  • The narco demand: Arizona
  • cat and mouse with the border patrol: Arizona
  • Ghost town: Chihuahua
  • Juárez, forbidden city: Chihuahua
  • Dying in the Rio Grande: Tamaulipas
  • On the road: Oaxaca
  • Here they rape, there they kill: Chiapas
  • La bestia: Oaxaca and Veracruz
  • The invisible slaves: Chiapas
  • Kidnappings don't matter: Veracruz, Tabasco, Oaxaca
  • We are Los Zetas: Tabasco
  • Living among Coyotes: to the Rio Grande and back
  • You are not welcome in Tijuana: Baja California
Control code
828484170
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 267 pages
Isbn
9781781681329
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013020580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)828484170
Label
The beast : riding the rails and dodging narcos on the migrant trail, by Oscar Martínez ; translated by Daniela Maria Ugaz and John Washington
Publication
Note
"First published as Los migrantes que no importan [copyrighted] Icaria Editorial 2010."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The funnel effect: Baja California and Sonora
  • The narco demand: Arizona
  • cat and mouse with the border patrol: Arizona
  • Ghost town: Chihuahua
  • Juárez, forbidden city: Chihuahua
  • Dying in the Rio Grande: Tamaulipas
  • On the road: Oaxaca
  • Here they rape, there they kill: Chiapas
  • La bestia: Oaxaca and Veracruz
  • The invisible slaves: Chiapas
  • Kidnappings don't matter: Veracruz, Tabasco, Oaxaca
  • We are Los Zetas: Tabasco
  • Living among Coyotes: to the Rio Grande and back
  • You are not welcome in Tijuana: Baja California
Control code
828484170
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 267 pages
Isbn
9781781681329
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013020580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)828484170

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