Fabrica del Crimen (Murder Factory)…the new book by Sandra Rodriguez Nieto

The new book *LA FABRICA DEL CRIMEN [CRIME FACTORY]* , by award-winning El
Diario reporter Sandra Rodriguez was presented on Friday night at the UACJ
bookstore in Juarez. Published by Planeta, the book looks at the
forerunners of the current hyper-violence in the city with details on
murders, gang life and riots in Juarez prisons, government malfeasance,
corruption at all levels of law enforcement, and most importantly, the
crisis of impunity. The murderers portrayed in the book state clearly that
they never thought their crimes would be punished. Rodriguez is an
investigative journalist and it is her research into the justice system in
Juarez and Chihuahua that provides practically the only evidence of the
actual and almost complete lack of prosecution or punishment of more than
95% of homicides and other crimes in the city. Many of the events in her
book pre-date the explosion of extreme violence in 2008 and the detailed
reporting in the book is essential to even beginning to understand what is
happening in the city and why it is now one of the the most violent places
on the world.  This is a VERY IMPORTANT book.
Below are articles from El Pais and El Diario, followed by uncorrected
google translations… Also, an article from ALMARGEN (not translated).


About virginiaisaad

Virginia is a journalist based in Los Angeles who's written for publications including Los Angeles magazine, Upworthy, and Elite Daily. She was born in Argentina and raised in the San Fernando Valley along with her three siblings. Fun fact: She took a Chicanas and Feminism course with Eva Longoria while studying for her master's in mass communication at California State University, Northridge. Follow her on Twitter @virginiaisaad

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