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By Kathleen Staudt, Julia E. Monárrez Fragoso, César M. Fuentes

On the heart of the 2,000 mile U.S.-Mexico border, a sprawling transnational city house has mushroomed right into a metropolitan sector with over million humans whose livelihoods rely on international production, cross-border alternate, and border keep an eye on jobs.  Our quantity advances wisdom on city house, gender, schooling, safeguard, and paintings, targeting Ciudad Ju?rez, the export-processing (maquiladora) production capital of the Americas and the notorious website of femicide and outlier homicide premiums hooked up with fingers and drug trafficking.  Given worldwide monetary traits, this transnational city area is a probable paradigmatic destiny for different international areas.

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The executed—the ones that are connected to the criminal groups—will sooner or later die, because in Ciudad Juárez, social memory has been engaged through personal experiences or through the eyes of newspapers and mass media that report the killings. This is not a new phenomenon; the rate of murder in this city has been very high and continuous since the mid1980s. But the sheer scope and size of murder totals have changed. Civil society has experienced these atrocities under the umbrella of war.

2 billion in 2004 (INEGI, 2005). The evolution of the maquiladora industry in the Mexican economy is astonishing; in 1985, it had become Mexico’s second-largest source of income from foreign exports, behind oil (Stoddard, 1987). And in 2006, the maquiladora industry accounted for 45 percent of Mexico’s manufacturing exports. -Mexico border, the first plants were established almost simultaneously in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, across from El Paso, Texas, and Nogales, Sonora, across from Nogales, Arizona.

This rhetoric is a genealogy of discrimination on the basis of the “Inhuman” compared to the “normal human” (Baudrillard, 1993: 125–126). The rhetoric also implies the winning or losing of territories and the distinction of good and bad zones: provinces that are designed for living and, others, for dying. With these discourses, law-abiding citizen dismissed the constant homicides perpetuated before 2008, and “little by little, the dead cease to exist” (126). That is why they were buried as unknown or unidentified persons in the fosa común (common grave), simply leaving them as “natural residues” (Baudrillard, 1993: 165).

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