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    The New York Times Company | AZAM AHMED | 12/13/20 | 28 min
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    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekScoutScribe
      2 weeks ago

      Powerful, Riveting Read

      And just when the Reader might have conjured up a super hardened vigilante in Miriam Rodriguez we experience this added dimension during an interrogation of a cartel teen involved with her daughter’s kidnapping:

      Touched, Mrs. Rodríguez entered the room and gave the teenager her lunch, a piece of fried chicken, then went to buy him a Coke. When she returned, the officer asked her what she had been thinking.

      ”He’s still a child, no matter what he did, and I am still a mother,” Mrs. Rodríguez said, according to her friend, Idalia Saldivar Villavicencio, who was with her at the interrogation. “When I heard him just now it was like my own child.”

      • Karenz1 week ago

        Tragedies like these are why immigrants try to cross into our country. Who wouldn’t to escape these drug cartels?

    • chrissetiana
      Top reader this weekTop reader of all time
      1 week ago

      At random points, I kept hoping that this is pure fiction but was reminded that it isn’t. Monsters walk among us 😔

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        1 week ago

        Yup. Had the same thoughts. The format is very journalistic, which reinforces this is real people

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      1 week ago

      Wow. This needs to be made into a movie.

      The crime that these people have to endure is absolutely horrifying. Bolano’s 2222 but real life.

      So many of Mexico’s problems were created by the USA. Meanwhile, we’re not even having real conversations about crime, the border, and immigration (versus pure political theater from both sides) so it’s quite hard to be hopeful for a solution.

    • Pegeen
      Reading streakScribe
      1 week ago

      I sat here riveted by this mother’s tenacity and courage. The drug cartels in San Fernando are ruthless, kidnapping the young and holding them for ransom. This story is heartbreaking. “Hope is a toxin that poisons many families of the missing.”