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The Mexican Operation (The Mafia, Mexican Immigrants, and Racism in a…

by Lee A. Silva

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0971471991, Paperback)

A graphic story of the international exploitation of the Bracero Program. The roots of the out-of-control twenty-first-century illegal Mexican immigration problem. How it all started, based on the real-life experiences of the author and murder of his father. The lives of six men--a ruthless Mafia hit man, a determined Portuguese taxi company owner, a street-smart young man raised in orphanages and foster homes, a giant Negro field worker, a humble Mexican campesino, and a rich cowboy movie star are thrown together by fate in a desolate desert town. The Mexican Operation is a western set in the 1950 s, complete with wild horses and good-guys and bad-guys and their women, with a brutal, shocking tale to tell, this is a story of simple life on a desert river, of the corruption that created the money that helped build early Las Vegas, of interracial culture and prejudice, of the shameless abuses of legal and illegal Mexican immigrants, and of social tension in a town and in a era that time and society have already forgotten about. In his new book, Lee Silva breaks all of the traditional rules again by including a non-fiction introduction with his fictional text, a non-fiction Epilogue, an Afterword expressing his thoughts on the current illegal immigration problems with a mini history of the U.S. Border Patrol, and a bonus photo section with 61 black and white photos (including some of himself as a teenage cowboy, taxi driver, and river rat in 1950s Blythe, California.)

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