Nalyzing the relationship between United States and Mexico

Assignment: Alicia Gaspar de Albas novel, Desert Blood: The Juarez Murders, examines how the U.S. Mexico border functions as a wound that marks the tensions between the Firstand Thirdworlds. How do economic, political and cultural (including the sexual) relationships between Mexico and the United States affect or perhaps overdetermine the way the U.S. and Mexican characters in the novel interact (you might consider the relationship between Ivon Villa and her Mexican lover, between Irene and her captors, or between the consumers of snuff porn and the Mexican victims).

-The novel would be one of the sources and you would need 3-4 literary criticisms. The assignment is to answer the question above while incorporating the criticisms into the paper.