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Torn from the world : a guerrilla's escape from a secret prison in Mexico / John Gibler.

Gibler, John, (author.).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780872867529
  • ISBN: 0872867528
  • Physical Description: 260 pages ; 18 cm
  • Publisher: San Francisco, CA : City Lights Books, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Translated, revised and expanded from the Spanish original by John Gibler."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-260).
Formatted Contents Note:
The journalists -- The news reports -- They tear you from the world -- The silences -- The interview -- A piece of being -- Writing and violence -- The social worker and the lawyer -- An incredible escape -- The brothers -- Tzompaxtle and Nube -- The disappeared.
Summary, etc.:
"Andrés Tzompaxtle Tecpile was torn from the world. Abducted off the street, blindfolded and beaten, he was brought to a Mexican military facility and "disappeared." Tzompaxtle, a young indigenous man and member of an insurgent guerrilla movement, was subjected to months of interrogation and torture as the military tried to extract information from him. In an effort to buy time to protect his family and comrades, and to keep himself alive, he lead his captors on fruitless journeys to abandoned safe-houses and false rendezvous locations for four months. Finally, faced with imminent execution, he decided to make what he thought was a suicidal attempt at escape; when he miraculously survived, he was able to return underground. Gleaned from years of clandestine interviews, Tzompaxtle's story offers a rare glimpse into chronic injustice, underground resistance movements, and the practice of forced disappearance and torture in contemporary Mexico" -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Tzompaxtle Tecpile, Andrés > Interviews.
Ejército Popular Revolucionario (Mexico)
Guerrero (Mexico : State) > Underground movements.
Disappeared persons > Mexico > Interviews.
Victims of state-sponsored terrorism > Mexico > Interviews.
LAW / Criminal Law / General.
HISTORY / Latin America / Mexico.
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Activists.
Genre: Interviews.

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