Gangland: The Rise of the Mexican Drug Cartels from El Paso to Vancouver [NOOK Book]

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A frightening look at Mexico's new power elitethe 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. ...

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Gangland: The Rise of the Mexican Drug Cartels from El Paso to Vancouver

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Overview

A frightening look at Mexico's new power elitethe 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 todayand what it portends for the future of Mexico and its neighbours.

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 toa new Mexican warlord state not unlike Somalia.

  • Details the emergence of the Mexican drug cartelsthe 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 warswith 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 lucrativeand deadliestdrug cartel, Gangland lets readers explore, with brutal clarity, the newest front on America's latest war.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781443427302
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
  • Publication date: 6/11/2013
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 305,363
  • File size: 811 KB

Meet the Author

Jerry Langton is a veteran journalist whose work has appeared in the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Maclean's, The Daily News (New York) and many other publications. He is the author of ten books including Outlaw Biker, Biker, and Dead Biker.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 Deadly Playground 1

2 The Eagle Eats the Snake 17

3 A Mexican-born Emperor 33

4 The Rise of the Drug Cartels 51

5 Enemies of the State 73

6 Trouble in Paradise 85

7 Calderón Versus the Cartels 103

8 Battling the Beltrán Leyva Cartel 113

9 Carnage in 2009 131

10 The Roll Call of Death 145

11 The War Expands 159

12 Exporting Drugs and Crime 169

13 The Violence Escalates 181

14 "A Phase of Very Intense Violence . . ." 209

15 Mexican Cartel Violence Moves North 235

Notes 255

Sources 259

Index 261

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    All this stuff is scary...

    But interesting.

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    Posted May 13, 2012

    A must read

    Excellent, thoroughly researched book.

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