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The Fight to Save Juárez

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The Fight to Save Juárez: Life in the Heart of Mexico's Drug War is a 2013 book by Ricardo C. Ainslie, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin. It is published by the University of Texas Press and documents the Mexican Drug War in Ciudad Juárez in the years 2008-2010.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

Mayor of Juárez Jose Reyes Ferriz is a central figure in the book. He, along with newspaper reporter Raymundo Ruiz, human rights ombudsman Gustavo de la Rosa, and a mistress named "Elena" are four major sources.[2] Interviews from these sources and others were used in the book.[1] The Villas de Salvárcar massacre is described in this book.

Author's background[edit]

The author has dual U.S.-Mexican citizenship and is a filmmaker.[3] He also works at the University of Texas at Austin as a professor of educational psychology.[2]

Reception[edit]

Kirkus Reviews concluded that the book is "A hard-nosed, cleareyed analysis of a legacy of institutionalized corruption and its dire consequences for human lives."[3]

Publishers Weekly stated "Although not easy to read, this is an important work for any reader concerned about Mexico."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Feinberg, Richard. "The Fight to Save Juárez: Life in the Heart of Mexico’s Drug War" (book review). Foreign Affairs. Council on Foreign Relations, March/April 2014. Retrieved on December 23, 2014. Available on EBSCOHost, Accession# 94387152.
  2. ^ a b Hayward, Susana. "Ricardo C. Ainslie Chronicles Life During a Drug War In The Fight To Save Juarez." Texas Observer. Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Retrieved on December 23, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "THE FIGHT TO SAVE JUÁREZ Life in the Heart of Mexico's Drug War by Ricardo C. Ainslie." Kirkus Reviews. March 1, 2013. Posted online February 17, 2013. Retrieved on December 23, 2014. Also posted in the Austin American-Statesman, Saturday, April 13, 2013. Available from EBSCOHost, Accession# 85826878.
  4. ^ "The Fight to Save Juarez: Life in the Heart of Mexico’s Drug War Ricardo C Ainslie, Author." Publishers Weekly. Jan 28, 2013, Vol.260(4), p.165(1). Retrieved on December 23, 2014. Available from EBSCOHost, Accession # 85171937.

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