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"Gibler is anything of a revelation, having been dwelling and writing from Mexico for a number of innovative courses simply for the reason that 2006, yet delivering reflections, insights, and a degree of figuring out invaluable of a veteran correspondent."—Latin American overview of BooksCombining on-the-ground reporting and in-depth discussions with humans at the frontlines of Mexico's drug struggle, To Die in Mexico tells behind-the-scenes tales that deal with the motives and effects of Mexico's multibillion buck drug trafficking company. John Gibler appears past the myths that pervade govt and media portrayals of the unheard of wave of violence now pushing Mexico to the verge of collapse.

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We stand in the visitor’s line of the prison in Ecatepec. ”—Carwill James, Left Turn “A mix of fast-moving reporting, poetic reflection and wide-ranging historical texts, Mexico Unconquered is penned in an accessible and uplifting fashion. ”—Stefan Christoff, the Hour “Part journalistic travelogue, part political manifesto, Mexico Unconquered recounts some of the more bewildering revolts and upheavals that have roiled Southern Mexico from the turn of the 20th century through contemporary times .

PRAISE FOR TO DIE IN MEXICO “An intrepid California-based journalist who risked his life to pursue the interviews he records with Mexican officials and victims here, Gibler (Mexico Unconquered) recounts an endless litany of violence that has exploded during the tenures of Carlos Salinas, Ernesto Zedillo, Vicente Fox and, especially, Felipe Calderon. . S. and Mexican society could address real issues of substance abuse through education and public-health initiatives. ”—Howard Campbell, Professor of Anthropology, University of Texas, El Paso “To Die in Mexico shows all the horror of Mexico’s current turmoil over drugs—but goes beyond the usual pornography of violence to its critically-informed broader context.

But then, once you are gone, they will turn your body from that of a person into that of a message. You will appear as a flash on a television screen. You will be printed on tabloid front pages in full color and strung up on the sides of newspaper stands in cities across the country, your disfigured body hanging next to soccer players and bikini-clad models. You will lose your name. You will lose your past, the record of your loves and fears, triumphs and failures, and all the small things in between.

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