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El Narco|Ioan Grillo
El Narco : Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency
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A gripping, sobering account of how Mexican drug gangs have transformed into a criminal insurgency that threatens the nation's democracy and reaches across to the United States.

Essential reading.-Steve Coll, NewYorker.com 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.

  • ISBN-13: 9781608194018
  • ISBN-10: 1608194019
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publish Date: November 2012
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds
  • Page Count: 336