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ISBN-10: 1118008057

ISBN-13: 9781118008058

Edition: 2011

Authors: Jerry Langton

List price: $24.95
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A frightening look at Mexico's new power elite-the Mexican drug cartels The members of Mexico's drug cartels are among the criminal underworld's most ambitious and ruthless entrepreneurs. Supplanting the once dominant Colombian cartels, the Mexican drug cartels are now the major distributor of heroin and cocaine to the U.S. and Canada. Not only have their drugs crossed north of the border, so have the cartels (in 2009, 230 active Mexican drug cartels have been reported in U.S. cities). In Gangland, bestselling author Jerry Langton details their frightening stranglehold on the economy and daily life of Mexico today-and what it portends for the future of Mexico and its neighbors. Offering a firsthand look from members of law enforcement, politicians, journalists, and people involved in the drug trade in Mexico and Canada, Gangland sheds a harsh light on the multibillion dollar industry that is the drug trade, the territorial wars, and the on-the-street reality for the United States, with the importation of narco-terrorists. With the unstinting realism and keen analysis that have made him an internationally respected journalist, Langton offers the bleak prospects of what a collapsed government in Mexico might lead to-a new Mexican warlord state not unlike Somalia. Details the emergence of the Mexican drug cartels-the transformation of middlemen who ferried drugs from Bolivia and Colombia to the U.S. and Canada into self-styled entrepreneurs Describes how the growth of the cartels led to violent territorial wars-with Felipe Calderon declaring war on the cartels in 2006 Offers a frightening look at how much the incursion of the drug cartels has affected American life and business-Wachovia and Bank of America have been found guilty of laundering cartel profits An unflinching examination of the world's most lucrative-and deadliest-drug cartel, Gangland lets readers explore, with brutal clarity, the newest front on America's latest war.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/31/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Deadly Playground
The Eagle Eats the Snake
A Mexican-born Emperor
The Rise of the Drug Cartels
Enemies of the State
Trouble in Paradise
Calder�n Versus the Cartels
Battling the Beltr�n Leyva Cartel
Carnage in 2009
The Roll Call of Death
The War Expands
Exporting Drugs and Crime
The Violence Escalates
"A Phase of Very Intense Violence..."
Mexican Cartel Violence Moves North
Notes
Sources
Index