The House of the Scorpion

Who is Esperanza Mendoza from The House of the Scorpion?

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Esperanza is the mother of Emilia and Maria, and the wife of Senator Mendoza. Esperanza went missing when her daughter, Maria, was five years old. Although the Senator told his girls their mother was dead, Esperanza had actually abandoned her family to stand against El Patron's opium empire.

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The House of the Scorpion