His story is told in El Sicario, the Autobiography of a Mexican Assassin, a two- year project of writer Charles Bowden, whose initial article. Confessions of a drug cartel hitman on the run . Molloy and Charles Bowden are the editors of ‘El Sicario: Confessions of a Cartel Hitman’. El Sicario: The Autobiography of a Mexican Assassin This is an explosive book, real revelations from a sicario or hitman for the Juarez cartel in Mexico. In the.

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El Sicario

In this unprecedented and chilling monologue, a repentant Mexican hitman tells the unvarnished truth about the war on drugs on the Or. El Sicario is the hidden face of America’s war on drugs. He is a contract killer ,an functioned as a commandante in the Chihuahuan State police, who was trained in the US by the FBI, and who for twenty years kidnapped, tortured and mu.

He is a contract killer who functioned as a commandante in the Chihuahuan State police, who was trained in the US by the FBI, and who for twenty years kidnapped, tortured coonfessions murdered people for the drug industry at the behest of Mexican drug cartels.

He is a hit man who came off the killing fields alive. He left the business and turned to Christ.

And then he decided hlt tell the story of his life and work. As trust between the two men developed, Bowden bore witness to the Sicario’s unfolding confession, and decided to tell his story. The well-spoken man that emerges from the pages ek El Sicario is one who has been groomed by poverty and driven by a refusal to be one more statistic in the failure of Mexico.

He is not boastful, he claims no confsssions standing in organized crime. But he can explain in detail not only torture and murder, but how power is distributed and used in the arrangement between the public Mexican state and law enforcement on the ground – where terror and slaughter are simply tools in implementing policy for both the police and the cartels.

And he is not an outlaw or a rebel. He is the state. When he headed the state police anti-kidnapping squad in Juarez, he was also running a kidnapping ring in Juarez. When he was killing people for money in Juarez, he was sharpening his marksmanship at the Federal Police range. Now he lives in mqn United States as a fugitive. One cartel has a quarter million dollar contract on his head.


Another cartel is trying to recruit him. He speaks as a free man and of his own free will – there are no charges against him. He is a lonely voice – no one with his background has ever come forward and talked. He is the future – there are thousands of men like him in Mexico and there will confessoins more in other places. He is the truth no one wants to hear. Paperback hut, pages. Published May 10th connfessions Nation Books first published April 18th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To ask other readers questions about El Sicarioplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jun 02, Ana rated it liked it Shelves: This self proclaimed queen of procrastination has finally finished her book. El Sicario did what he had to do. He didn’t choose the thug life. The thug life chose him.

Or was it the clnfessions way around? Here’s the real reason he likely made the wrong career choice. But let’s start at the beginning.

Confessions of a Cartel Hit Man – The Texas Observer

I’ve been intrigued by el sicario This caetel proclaimed queen of procrastination has finally finished her book. I’ve been intrigued by el sicario ever since reading a crazy book by the American author Charles Bowden called Murder City: It was almost too much for my young heart to handle.

Was I just looking for an excuse to post a gif of Benicio Del Toro? His head is draped in a black veil. He is not a huge man, but his body fills the space in the room. When he starts talking, he lifts his hands to the lens of the camera and you see nothing but these hands.

I want to tell you twenty years of my life, twenty years w my life serving narco-trafficking, serving the cartel, serving the patron, with these hands.

Random fact about me: I have a very soft spot in my cold black heart for crazy older men. To quote Tyrion Lannister: I have a tender spot in my heart for cripples and bastards and broken things.

I am unwillingly fascinated by villains. I am by no means condoning violence. There’s nothing cool about being a gangster. That being said, the world is not black and white. I try my absolute hardest not to judge anyone.

No one is all good or all bad. El Sicario is either a remorseful, reformed man or a monster, or both. El Sicario, a man whose past is as vicious and sordid as that of the other members of the cartel, is a mystery. We don’t know his real name. We don’t know what he looks like. He is a ghost. Perhaps it is the black net veil over his face.


He speaks inside of himself, to himself. A sigh—Oh—marks a memory that comes sometimes with a smile and often with a sob. He speaks for two days. He knows the way home. El Sicarik was a commandante in the Chihuahuan State police.

Of course, as he himself admits, all of the law enforcement academies in Mexico—the different police forces, the investigative police, the military police, and the army—have been used by the narco-trafficking organizations as training grounds for their future employees.

Cadets and graduate students can easily be recruited by the narcos. And just to be absolutely clear, I’m in no way dissing the Mexican law enforcement system, I am simply repeating what I have read. El Sicario joined the force. Sworn to protect the innocent, defend the weak.

But in reality he couldn’t be farther from that. He became a killing machine. How did I get to the point where I no longer felt any scruples for the people that I killed? He spends a great deal of time talking about narco bosses. El chaca, the boss, the patron, the one who commands… El Jefe has a wife in every city. For example, Don Amado had forty or forty-two wives. He got married whenever he wanted. They would get married, but with false judges.

If the narcos want something, they will get it, one way or another.

And as far as the women are concerned, there is a saying: You get to know a narco, and he wants you, you will get used to it and enjoy the life because you have no choice. That’s why I don’t think I’d ever make it as a narco wife. As long as the victims were men, he had no problem executing his role. Cnfessions made him want to change, a wake-up call of sorts, was when they began to kidnap women. It’s no secret that drug cartels have a penchant for rape.

And he was not OK with that. To be a sicario during that time became a real profession. Now you can look on the Internet and find a sicario. You can find someone advertising: This started to happen a lot and then what? You would see cars all shot up like a pincushion.

But this is not the work q a sicario.