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Narcoland|Anabel Hernández
Narcoland : The Mexican Drug Lords and Their Godfathers
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This "investigative magnum opus" offers a jaw-dropping history of Mexican drug cartels as it transports readers to the frontlines of the 'war on drugs' in Latin America (Los Angeles Times). "A riveting story . . . [from] an incredibly brave journalist." --NPR The "war on drugs" has so far cost more than 60,000 lives. Hernández explains in riveting detail how Mexico became a base for the mega-cartels of Latin America and one of the most violent places on the planet. At every turn, Hernández names not just the narcos, but also the politicians, functionaries, judges, and entrepreneurs who have collaborated with them. In doing so, she reveals the mind-boggling depth of corruption in Mexico's government and business elite. Hernández became a journalist after her father was kidnapped and killed and the police refused to investigate without a bribe. She gained national prominence in 2001 with her exposure of excess and misconduct at the presidential palace, and previous books have focused on criminality at the summit of power, under presidents Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderón. The product of 5 years' investigative reporting--and the subject of intense national controversy--Narcoland is a publishing and political sensation in Mexico.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781781682968
  • ISBN-10: 1781682968
  • Publisher: Verso
  • Publish Date: September 2014
  • Dimensions: 7.97 x 5.13 x 1.21 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Page Count: 416

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