Born to Die in Medellin

Born to Die in Medellin A riveting insight into urban violence in Medellin Columbia s second city Alonso Salazar journeys into the jails hospitals and shanty towns of Columbia s drug capital to interview teenage contract k

  • Title: Born to Die in Medellin
  • Author: Alonso Salazar
  • ISBN: 9780853458548
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Paperback
  • A riveting insight into urban violence in Medellin, Columbia s second city Alonso Salazar journeys into the jails, hospitals and shanty towns of Columbia s drug capital to interview teenage contract kilers, their families, priests and self defence vigilantes In the process, he brings alive the world of Medellin s youth gangs, those who, in their own words, are born to dA riveting insight into urban violence in Medellin, Columbia s second city Alonso Salazar journeys into the jails, hospitals and shanty towns of Columbia s drug capital to interview teenage contract kilers, their families, priests and self defence vigilantes In the process, he brings alive the world of Medellin s youth gangs, those who, in their own words, are born to die before they can have children or grow old An introduction by Colin Harding, The Independent s Latin America editor, describes Medellin s criminal culture, and the young killer s place in Columbian politics First published in Columbia in 1990, the book rapidly became a best seller as a graphic exploration of one of the most violent societies in the world.

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