Blood on the Corn
November 19, 2014 5:47 AM   Subscribe

Chuck Bowden's final story,16 years in the making, is a fascinating 3 part read in to the torture and murder of DEA agent Enrique Camarena in 1985. [Part 1][Part 2][Part 3]

Go ahead and set aside an hour or so to read this.
posted by bigdave (8 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
 
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posted by scaryblackdeath at 6:11 AM on November 19, 2014


Fascinating perhaps, but torture is also profoundly disturbing.
posted by Nevin at 6:28 AM on November 19, 2014


Sorry, I should've mentioned in the title about the torture being a decent part of the story and how horrific it was(and these articles describe them in great detail). I guess I was more fascinated by muddy waters that is the war against drugs.
posted by bigdave at 6:38 AM on November 19, 2014 [1 favorite]


Well, that was utterly devastating.
posted by dortmunder at 10:26 AM on November 19, 2014 [2 favorites]


I'm not sure whether I should thank you for giving me the opportunity to read that or not. Good grief.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 1:21 PM on November 19, 2014


Powerful read, thank you! An explosive story that needs to be heard, but interesting how even here few seem to want to discuss it...
posted by blue shadows at 11:41 PM on November 19, 2014


I can't believe this only gained a handful of comments. But, I guess, what is there to say? These things happened but there's no resolution, nobody wins. The story just peters out in the face of massive disinterest.
posted by Leon at 4:24 AM on November 20, 2014 [2 favorites]


Not so much disinterest as active suppression by authority.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 4:44 AM on November 20, 2014


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