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Violence And Hope In A U S Mexico Border Town

Author : Jody Glittenberg
ISBN : 9781478608806
Genre : Social Science
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A timely and data-driven monograph enriched by the authentic voice of its Mexican American subjects, Violence and Hope reveals sociopolitical strife and power between the borders of two nations. It is a potent story of inequality of opportunity, immigration, drug and human trafficking, gangs, prostitution, poverty, crime, and family violence in Esperanza, a U.S. town 45 miles from Mexico. Glittenberg tells how members of a community in need of transformation, riddled with drive-by shootings and competing gangs, become enraged by a violent event and mobilize to confront the wide-reaching issues they face. Esperanzans, in their growing awareness that violence comes not only from the outside but also the inside, seek financial resources and courage to escape from their cultural pattern of silence, complicity, and complacency.

Human Rights In Latin America

Author : Sonia Cardenas
ISBN : 9780812201543
Genre : Political Science
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For the last half century, Latin America has been plagued by civil wars, dictatorships, torture, legacies of colonialism and racism, and other evils. The region has also experienced dramatic—if uneven—human rights improvements. The accounts of how Latin America's people have dealt with the persistent threats to their fundamental rights offer lessons for people around the world. Human Rights in Latin America: A Politics of Terror and Hope is the first textbook to provide a comprehensive introduction to the human rights issues facing an area that constitutes more than half of the Western Hemisphere. Leading human rights researcher and educator Sonia Cardenas brings together regional examples of both terror and hope, emphasizing the dualities inherent in human rights struggles. Organized by three pivotal topics—human rights violations, reform, and accountability—this book offers an authoritative synthesis of research on human rights on the continent. From historical accounts of abuse to successful transnational campaigns and legal battles, Human Rights in Latin America explores the tensions underlying a vast range of human rights initiatives. In addition to surveying the roles of the United States, relatives of the disappeared, and truth commissions, Cardenas covers newer ground in addressing the colonial and ideological underpinnings of human rights abuses, emerging campaigns for disability and sexuality rights, and regional dynamics relating to the International Criminal Court. Engagingly written and fully illustrated, Human Rights in Latin America creates an important niche among human rights and Latin American textbooks. Ample supplementary resources—including discussion questions, interdisciplinary reading lists, filmographies, online resources, internship opportunities, and instructor assignments—make this an especially valuable text for use in human rights courses.

Mexico Today

Author : Alex Saragoza
ISBN : 9780313349485
Genre : Reference
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Presents alphabetically ordered encyclopedic entries on the most important aspects of modern Mexico, covering such topics as folklore, pop culture, politics and government, the economy, the environment, and social issues.

Run For The Border

Author : Steven Bender
ISBN : 9780814789520
Genre : Law
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Arguing for immigration reform based on negotiation and cross-border accord, offers an historical analysis of border crossings, both Mexico to the United States and the United States to Mexico, revealing the symbiotic relationship between the two countries and their shared economic and cultural legacy.

Bordertown Justice

Author : Juan Ochoa
ISBN : 9781634175234
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Living in the United States of America is the dream most people of different countries strive to achieve. The United States of America is considered by most as the land of the free, of equality, and of justice for all. It was my parent's dream that eventually became true when we were able to obtain our visas and ultimately our legal residency in the border town of Laredo, Texas. At the age of sixteen I obtained my citizenship, and from that day on I felt as a complete American. I felt so fortunate and proud to belong, and be part of this great nation. Unfortunately, at that time of my life where I felt I had achieved all my goals and felt successful and proud, I fell victim to corrupt law-enforcement officials. Without regard to my innocence and without remorse, they conspired with others within the judicial system to avoid a possible lawsuit.

The Rise Of The Mexican Drug Cartels And U S National Security

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ISBN : UOM:39015089030855
Genre : Drug dealers
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Cartel The Coming Invasion Of Mexico S Drug Wars

Author : Sylvia Longmire
ISBN : 9780230340558
Genre : Political Science
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Having followed Mexico's cartels for years, border security expert Sylvia Longmire takes us deep into the heart of their world to witness a dangerous underground that will do whatever it takes to deliver drugs to a willing audience of American consumers. The cartels have grown increasingly bold in recent years, building submarines to move up the coast of Central America and digging elaborate tunnels that both move drugs north and carry cash and U.S. high-powered assault weapons back to fuel the drug war. Channeling her long experience working on border issues, Longmire brings to life the very real threat of Mexican cartels operating not just along the southwest border, but deep inside every corner of the United States. She also offers real solutions to the critical problems facing Mexico and the United States, including programs to deter youth in Mexico from joining the cartels and changing drug laws on both sides of the border.

The Borderlands

Author : Andrew Grant Wood
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124029203
Genre : History
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Presents alphabetically arranged entries on issues concerning the U.S. southwestern states and northern Mexican states that share a common border, covering such topics as "coyotes" who help smuggle illegal aliens across the border, to the Minutemen, American volunteers who patrol the border, to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

U S Mexican Border Violence

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ISBN : UOM:39015089031556
Genre : Drug control
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River Of Hope

Author : Omar S. Valerio-Jiménez
ISBN : 9780822351856
Genre : History
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In River of Hope, Omar S. Valerio-Jiménez examines state formation, cultural change, and the construction of identity in the lower Rio Grande region during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He chronicles a history of violence resulting from multiple conquests, of resistance and accommodation to state power, and of changing ethnic and political identities. The redrawing of borders neither began nor ended the region's long history of unequal power relations. Nor did it lead residents to adopt singular colonial or national identities. Instead, their regionalism, transnational cultural practices, and kinship ties subverted state attempts to control and divide the population. Diverse influences transformed the borderlands as Spain, Mexico, and the United States competed for control of the region. Indian slaves joined Spanish society; Mexicans allied with Indians to defend river communities; Anglo Americans and Mexicans intermarried and collaborated; and women sued to confront spousal abuse and to secure divorces. Drawn into multiple conflicts along the border, Mexican nationals and Mexican Texans (tejanos) took advantage of their transnational social relations and ambiguous citizenship to escape criminal prosecution, secure political refuge, and obtain economic opportunities. To confront the racialization of their cultural practices and their increasing criminalization, tejanos claimed citizenship rights within the United States and, in the process, created a new identity. Published in cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University.

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