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Narco Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency

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ISBN-10: 1608194019

ISBN-13: 9781608194018

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ioan Grillo

List price: $18.00
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The world has watched, stunned, the bloodshed in Mexico. Forty thousand murdered since 2006; police chiefs shot within hours of taking office; mass graves comparable to those of civil wars; car bombs shattering storefronts; headless corpses heaped in town squares. And it is all because a few Americans are getting high. Or is it part of a worldwide shadow economy that threatens Mexico’s democracy? The United States throws Black Hawk helicopters, DEA assistance, and lots of money at the problem. But in secret, Washington is at a loss. Who are these mysterious figures who threaten Mexico’s democracy? What is El Narco?El Narco is not a gang; it is a movement and an industry drawing in hundreds of thousands, from bullet-riddled barrios to marijuana-covered mountains. The conflict spawned by El Narco has given rise to paramilitary death squads battling from Guatemala to the Texas border (and sometimes beyond). In this "propulsive … high-octane" book (Publishers Weekly), Ioan Grillo draws the first definitive portrait of Mexico’s cartels and how they have radically transformed in the past decade.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

A native of England,Ioan Grillohas covered Mexico since 2001 for top newspapers, magazines and TV stations in the US and UK. He reports forTimeMagazine as well as producing presentations for stations including PBS, ABC and Channel 4 of the UK. He regularly appears on radio and TV, commenting on Mexican crime and other issues. He has witnessed police and military operations, mafia killings and major seizures; he's also discussed the drug war with two Mexican presidents, three attorney generals and the U.S. ambassador, among others.

Map: The Golden Triangle
Ghosts
History
Poppies
Hippies
Cartels
Tycoons
Democrats
Warlords
Anatomy
Traffic
Murder
Culture
Faith
Insurgency
Destiny
Prosecution
Expansion
Diversification
Peace
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Books
Notes
Index