In The Shadow Of Saint Death

Author: Michael Deibert
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493010654
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In The Shadow Of Saint Death from the Author: Michael Deibert. With the war between the Mexican state and the drug traffickers operating within its borders having claimed over 70,000 lives since 2006, noted journalist and author Michael Deibert zeroes in on the story of the notorious Gulf Cartel, their deadly war with their former allies Los Zetas, the cartel's connections in Mexican politics and what its trajectory means for Mexico’s--and America’s--future. Punctuated by the disappearance of busloads of full of people from Mexican highways, heavy-weapon firefights in once-picturesque colonial towns and the discovery of mass graves, nowhere has the violence of Mexico’s drug war been more intense than directly across the border from East Texas, the scene of a scorched-earth war between two of Mexico’s largest drug trafficking organizations: The Gulf Cartel, a criminal body with roots stretching back to Prohibition, and Los Zetas, a group famous for their savagery and largely made up of deserters form Mexico's armed forces. From the valleys and sierras of rural Tamaulipas and Nuevo León to the economic hub of Monterrey, the violence rivals anything seen in the more well-known narco war in Ciudad Juárez, 830 miles to the west. Combining dozens of interviews that the author has conducted over the last six years in Mexico and other countries in the region along with a vast reserve of secondary source material, In the Shadow of Saint Death gives U.S. readers the story of the war being waged along our border in the voices of the cartel hitmen, law enforcement officials, politicians, shopkeepers, migrants and children living inside of it year-round. Through their stories, the book will pose provocative questions about the direction and consequence of U.S. drug policy and the militarized approach to combating the narcotics trade on both sides of the border.

In The Shadow Of Death

Author: John-Henry Clay
Publisher: Brepols Pub
ISBN: 9782503531618
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In The Shadow Of Death from the Author: John-Henry Clay. This text is dedicated to the study of Boniface's 33-year mission among the Hessians. The author relates the historical sources to the rich archaeological heritage of the region in order to describe the political and cultural context of the mission and its relationship to long-term Frankish interests in the Saxon borderlands.

In The Shadow Of A Saint

Author: Ken Wiwa
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407095013
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In The Shadow Of A Saint from the Author: Ken Wiwa. 'My father. That's what this is all about. Where does he end and where do I begin?' Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed in November 1995. One of Nigeria's best-loved writers and an outspoken critic of military rule, he was a prime mover in bringing the human rights abuses of Shell Oil and the Nigerian military to the attention of the world. His death was headline news internationally. The name of Ken Saro-Wiwa became a potent symbol of the struggle between a traditional way of life and the juggernaut of global commercial interests. What was it like to grow up with such a politically active and socially conscious father? How do you come to terms with your father's imprisonment and execution? How do you cope with the endless international press speculation about your father's life and character? And how do you respond when international attention is focused on you? How do you make your own way in life against your father's expectations of you, especially when you carry the same name? How do you live with such a complex personal history? This frank and memorable depiction of Ken Saro-Wiwa's childhood and relationship with his father vividly recounts the journey he took to answer those questions. Ultimately it is the story of how Ken Wiwa went looking for his father and ended up finding himself.

Possessed By The Shadow Saint

Author: Jarrod M. Wall
ISBN: 9780542884825
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Possessed By The Shadow Saint from the Author: Jarrod M. Wall. Hermann Hesse's introduction to Jungian analysis initiated the second period of his oeuvre, as seen in Steppenwolf (1926), and allowed him to further his conception of the Geist-Natur polarity within himself. Although Jungian psychology and the novel's Treatise call for the acceptance of Natur and other denigrated poles (complexes) of the psyche, protagonist Harry Haller singularly pursues the culturally sanctioned pole of Geist. Thus throughout the novel, Haller remains in the grip of a Geist-complex, the Frustrated Saint, whom he projects upon the Anima Hermine. Possessed by this complex, she commands Harry to kill her, which he later does while possessed by the complex himself. This thesis explains the Jungian psychodynamics of the command and murder of Hermine and also explains how Haller could have used The Treatise's prescribed method of humor to differentiate himself from the Frustrated Saint complex, confronting it rather than being overtaken by it.

Devoted To Death

Author: R. Andrew Chesnut
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199912882
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Devoted To Death from the Author: R. Andrew Chesnut. R. Andrew Chesnut offers a fascinating portrayal of Santa Muerte, a skeleton saint whose cult has attracted millions of devotees over the past decade. Although condemned by mainstream churches, this folk saint's supernatural powers appeal to millions of Latin Americans and immigrants in the U.S. Devotees believe the Bony Lady (as she is affectionately called) to be the fastest and most effective miracle worker, and as such, her statuettes and paraphernalia now outsell those of the Virgin of Guadalupe and Saint Jude, two other giants of Mexican religiosity. In particular, Chesnut shows Santa Muerte has become the patron saint of drug traffickers, playing an important role as protector of peddlers of crystal meth and marijuana; DEA agents and Mexican police often find her altars in the safe houses of drug smugglers. Yet Saint Death plays other important roles: she is a supernatural healer, love doctor, money-maker, lawyer, and angel of death. She has become without doubt one of the most popular and powerful saints on both the Mexican and American religious landscapes.

Haiti Will Not Perish

Author: Michael Deibert
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781783608638
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Haiti Will Not Perish from the Author: Michael Deibert. The world's first independent black republic, Haiti was forged in the fire of history's only successful slave revolution. Yet more than two hundred years later, the full promise of the revolution--a free country and a free people--remains unfulfilled. Home for more than a decade to one of the world's largest UN peacekeeping forces, Haiti has a tumultuous political culture--buffeted by coups and armed political partisans--that combined with economic inequality and environmental degradation, created immense difficulties even before a devastating earthquake leveled the capital of Port-au-Prince in 2010, killing tens of thousands of people. This grim tale, however, is not the whole story. In this moving and detailed history, Michael Deibert, who has spent two decades reporting on Haiti, chronicles the heroic struggles of Haitians to build their longed-for country in the face of overwhelming odds. Based on years of interviews with Haitian political leaders, international diplomats, peasant advocates, gang leaders, and hundreds of ordinary Haitians, Deibert's book provides a vivid, complex, and challenging analysis of Haiti's recent history.