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El Narco : inside Mexico's criminal insurgency

Author: Ioan Grillo
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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An eyewitness account of the rise of Mexico's drug cartels during the first decades of the twenty-first century.

Looks at the extremely violent criminal drug cartels that have arisen in Mexico, maintaining that the phenomenon has in fact turned into a broad-based insurgency in support of drug traffic profits.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ioan Grillo
ISBN: 9781608194018 1608194019
OCLC Number: 772106574
Notes: Originally published in 2011; includes an afterword dated July, 2012.
Description: [vii], 327 pages, [16] pages of plates : color, illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Ghosts --
pt. I. History: Poppies --
Hippies --
Cartels --
Tycoons --
Democrats --
Warlords --
pt. II. Anatomy: Traffic --
Murder --
Culture --
Faith --
Insurgency --
pt. III. Destiny: Prosecution --
Expansion --
Diversification --
Peace --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Ioan Grillo.

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An eyewitness account of the rise of Mexico's drug cartels during the first decades of the twenty-first century.

Looks at the extremely violent criminal drug cartels that have arisen in Mexico, maintaining that the phenomenon has in fact turned into a broad-based insurgency in support of drug traffic profits.

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