Chapters
Places, People in the novel
Doing the work of imperialism in Juárez, Mexico

A website where clients of Laura's Bar and the adjacent
Departamentos Blancos
share thoughts and experiences.

How to hire corrupt police officers in Mexico

7Policing, Juarez style 8




A quick how-to-purchase-a-police-officer video. After being pulled over for a traffic infraction, a driver buys an end to the problem.

 

 

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The infamous newspaper story 
of the idealsitic Mayor who bans traffic tickets.
(Clickable image)

Marina, Anderson

 

 

 

A New York Times story about one

of the most brazen Mexican kidnappers

The burning

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Two angles onto Marina's residence in Lomas Chapultepec.

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Front page of the Jornada newspaper the day after the undocumented immigrants were found in a truck in Texas. Click here click to read the editorial Ni Un Muerto Mas.

Cathedral

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The Cathedral in Mexico City. The Sagrario - containing the Bishop's opulent vestuary, his library and Monjas de Clausura - is to the right.

 


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A letter to Spain from the Americas by a contemporary
of Hernán Cortés. The letters Cortés himself wrote
- the originals - are not available for public viewing.

How to escape someone following you in Mexico City
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Mexico City, Vocho heaven

How to pay a mordida in Mexico


Quick video showing transit cop pocketing his mordida.
The little bus that just came down a one-way street
the wrong way, it barely slows down.
The smallest instrument of imperialism
There are no photographs of the turcas device.
None are known to exist for public display.
Records of the device's use in the New World
have largely - though not entirely - been purged.
 

Return to top of first set of chapters:

Doing the work of imperialism in Juárez, Mexico

How to hire corrupt police officers in Mexico

Marina, Anderson

The burning

Cathedral
How to escape someone following you in Mexico City

How to pay a mordida in Mexico
The smallest instrument of imperialism

Jump to second set of chapters:

A part of the truth about a part of Marina
Suspecting an imperialism
Unbearable hatred in the newspaper
Why is Anderson in Mexico?
Cutting hands
Survival tip for Mexico City
Simple fraud
Humiliation in Tlascala
Humiliation today?
The moment Anderson and Marina begin to understand

Jump to third set of chapters:

The next step
Cholula, past and present
The party, the massacre
Trapped
Imperialism
The weirdness and death of Montezuma
Montezuma’s death re-created
The powerful riddle
Worrisome visit
Foreign policy

Jump to fourth set of chapters:

Building the Cathedral
Media empire
Going to church
The edible and empire
EC in the end

Jump to fifth set of chapters:

Meanwhile
Guilt and crime
The humiliating theft
To the Museum
Betrayal and death
Conclusion
The exit

Jump to final set of chapters:

After the Museum
Disappearing