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Children of Cain: Violence and the Violent in Latin America

Children of Cain: Violence and the Violent in Latin America
Author: Tina Rosenberg
ISBN 13: 9780140172546
ISBN 10: 140172548
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1992-10-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
List Price: $18.00

Award-winning journalist Tina Rosenberg spent five years in Latin America--drinking coffee with hit men and sunbathing with death-squad financiers--to understand people for ...

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Journalist Rosenberg asks a question asked by most foreign observers of Latin America: What inclines its citizens to commit the excessive physical violence against each other that is endemic to the region? To answer this significant question, Rosenberg, rather than focusing on the victim's point of view, the subject of such works as Jacobo Timerman's Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number ( LJ 5/15/81), instead explores the dark side of humanity, those who make such cruelty possible. He presents six fascinating characters in this extraordinary account: an honest Medellin judge, murdered for his integrity; an Argentine naval captain, responsible for the torture and death of hundreds; an active member of the mysterious, fanatic Peruvian Sendero Luminoso ; a representative of the El Salvadorean wealthy class; a Nicaraguan guerrilla turned interior officer; and a Chilean student leader. Highly recommended.-- Roderic A. Camp, Central Coll., Pella, Ia.