A tale of crime, corruption and treachery
in the borderlands
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Having lived in Mexico, I can confidently say that "Dispatches from the House of Death" truly captures the essence and intricacies of its subject matter. The level of research that went into this book is not only evident but also remarkable. Every page and chapter unfolds with an accuracy and attention to detail that is commendable.
What I found particularly intriguing was the book's ability to bridge the realms of academic research and thrilling storytelling. While it's grounded in fact and reality, the narrative reads like a thriller, keeping you on the edge of your seat, eager to turn the next page. It's a rare gem that seamlessly straddles the worlds of non-fiction and suspense.
As someone who frequently turns to literary resources for research, "Dispatches from the House of Death" has become an invaluable reference. But beyond its academic value, it's a compelling read that I would recommend to anyone, whether you're looking for knowledge or a gripping story.
Kudos to the author for creating such a riveting masterpiece!
Video clips are from an Al Jazeera documentary that aired in Europe in 2008.
The House of Death was an execution chamber for the Juarez Cartel — where a paid ICE informant assisted with the murders.
From America’s War on Drugs — originally aired on the History Channel in 2017 and is now available on Prime Video, Apple TV and Tubi TV.
“This book reads like a murder mystery because it is. The mystery, which Bill Conroy explores with great determination, is why the U.S. government allowed murders implicating law enforcement to go unrepented and unpunished.”
— Bill Lueders, journalist and author, former editor of The Progressive.
“Bill Conroy for years has launched himself at this story without fear. He did not shy away from the sword (the government). He is like “el mesquite verde, no se raja." He went above and beyond his call of duty.” — Cele Castillo, former DEA agent, author and Chicano artist
"Bill Conroy’s years of experience covering U.S. operatives in Latin America have made him a keen analyst. His book reveals why the U.S.-led war on drugs is such an abysmal failure: racism.” — Natalia Viana, executive director of Agência Pública, Brazil 's largest investigative journalism outlet
““Dispatches from the House of Death exposes the murderous underbelly of America’s war on drugs, where ambition corrupts the rule of law and the American officials charged with pursuing it.”
— Vito De la Cruz, Civil Rights attorney