La Lucha

La Lucha

The Story of Lucha Castro and Human Rights in Mexico

Paperback - 2015
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"The Mexican border state of Chihuahua and its city Juárez have become notorious the world over as hotbeds of violence. Drug cartel battles and official corruption result in more murders annually in Chihuahua than in wartorn Afghanistan. Thanks to a culture of impunity, 97 percent of the killings in Juárez go unsolved. Despite a climate of fear, a small group of human rights activists, exemplified by the Chihuahua lawyer and organizer Lucha Castro, works to identify the killers and their official enablers. This is the story of La Lucha, illustrated in beautiful and chilling comic book art, rendering in rich detail the stories of families ripped apart by disappearances and murders--especially gender-based violence--and the remarkably brave advocacy, protests, and investigations of ordinary citizens who turned their grief into resistance"--Back cover.
Published: Brooklyn, NY :, Verso,, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781781688038
Branch Call Number: 323.092 SAC
Characteristics: xiv, 96 pages :,chiefly illustrations ;,27 cm
Additional Contributors: Castro, Lucha
Shapiro, Adam - Editor


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