Malayerba: Chronicles from Sinaloa and the Drug War, by Javier Valdez Cárdenas (RíoDoce)

Who was Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas?

Born in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico in 1967, Valdez Cárdenas was a national correspondent for newspaper La Jornada and was the founding editor of RíoDoce, an investigative newspaper distributed throughout Sinaloa, and online, since 2003.

Valdez Cárdenas won international awards for uncompromising coverage of the daily life of Sinaloans affected by the U.S.-Mexico drug war.

He is the author of nine books in Spanish, the most recent Narcoperiodismo (2016). Foir years, the Malyerba column was a regular short story feature in RíoDoce until Javier Valdez’s assassination on 15 May 2017.

His first book in English is The Taken: True Stories from the Sinaloa Drug War (Oklahoma, 2017) translated and with an introduction by Everard Meade, director of the Transborder Institute of the University of San Diego.

Malayerba: Chronicles from Sinaloa and the Drug War
By Javier Valdez Cárdenas of RíoDoce
(Translated by Patrick Timmons)

They are going to kill you
27 March 2017 (translated 16 May 2017)

Evil Commander (translated 10 June 2017)
12 October 2014

God Does Not Exist
3 February 2014

The Enemy
18 February 2014

Between the Furrows
24 February 2014

Happy Hour
8 March 2014

Day Laborers
10 March 2014

Drunk
19 March 2014

The Bedroom
14 April 2014

The Shootout
15 April 2014

Celebration
21 April 2014

Mother’s Pride
7 May 2014

Drugs/Love
22 May 2014

The Business Meeting
28 May 2014

St. Jude the Apostle
16 June 2014

Good Folk
14 July 2014

(Note: Dates come from date of English translation and are not those of original publication in Spanish.)

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