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Journalism Written in Blood
(Periodismo escrito con sangre)
Publish date: 08-04-2017
An anthology of articles and texts that no bullet can stop.
On the 15th May, the journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas was murdered in Sinaloa. He was the author of a series of memorable books on the War against Drugs; on the tragedy that families go through each day searching for their missing child; on the brothers who have to go to identify their father’s corpse; on women who are the victims of assassins who not only kill those closest to them but also joke about their situation with the arrogance of a heartless criminal.
Javier Valdez Cárdenas was murdered for showing up at police headquarters, for questioning public ministries, for inconveniencing the drug traffickers blinded by power into mercilessly torturing, gunning down, destroying and assassinating equally heartless enemies, as well as innocent victims, so that they can take control of the market.
This book collects examples of his journalism across the works published with Aguilar including reports, full investigations and witness statements; all written with blood, rage, pain and a deep sense of humanity.