Memorias de una infamia
MEMOIR | 2008 | 256 pages
In 2005 after publishing her book The Demons of Eden—where she denounced the very powerful men behind the city's child pornography ring—Lydia Cacho became a target. Exactly eight months after the publication of the book, one morning as she was making her way to work, Lydia was apprehended by the police from the neighboring state of Puebla, and taken into custody during a nightmarish 24 hours during which she was tortured, intimidated and abused.
Lydia now runs a Cancun crisis center-shelter that helps 300 domestic violence and sexual abuse victims a month and she has become one of the most visible faces of the struggle to reclaim the rights of women throughout the world.
In this chilling memoir, comparable to Ayaan Hirsi Ali's Infidel, Lydia tells her story and exposes the horrific ways in which women—and young girls in particular—are abused and disposed while an oftentimes corrupt government simply sits and watches.
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