El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency

El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency

by Ioan Grillo
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El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency by Ioan Grillo

The world has watched stunned at the bloodshed in Mexico. Thirty 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? The United States throws Black Hawk helicopters and drug agents at the problem. But in secret, Washington is confused and divided about what to do. Who are these mysterious figures tearing Mexico apart? they wonder. What is El Narco?

El Narco draws the first definitive portrait of Mexico's drug cartels and how they have radically transformed in the last decade. El Narco is not a gang; it is a movement and an industry drawing in hundreds of thousands from bullet-ridden barrios to marijuana-growing mountains. And it has created paramilitary death squads with tens of thousands of men-at-arms from Guatemala to the Texas border. Journalist Ioan Grillo has spent a decade in Mexico reporting on the drug wars from the front lines. This piercing book joins testimonies from inside the cartels with firsthand dispatches and unsparing analysis. The devastation may be south of the Rio Grande, El Narco shows, but America is knee-deep in this conflict.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608192113
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/25/2011
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

A native of England, Ioan Grillo has covered Mexico since 2001 for top newspapers, magazines and TV stations in the US and UK. He reports for Time Magazine 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.

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El Narco 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. I really recommend it for every American and Mexican wishing to learn more about the drug war taking place in Mexico.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an outstanding book. The author has done extensive research regarding the drug wars in Mexico, and examines it from many different angles, including the growth of quasi-religious groups involved in trafficking narcotics. The story is rich with examples from the author's personal experiences covering the topic, and the examples do an excellent job illustrating the concepts. The author covers the topic, examining it from different angles, without pushing any kind of agenda throughout the book. Understanding what is happening in Mexico is a must for anyone concerned with America's future, and this book is a must for anyone who seeks to understand what is happening in Mexico.
WFVA More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. It describe the reality of the nightmare of narcotraphic in Mexico. This is the never ending story without way out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent, coherent account of Mexico's drug nightmare that does a good job of presenting the facts neutrally (the author's a Brit) and informatively. Enjoyable and educational.
Chrissy_W More than 1 year ago
A great book.  Did I enjoy this book: I loved it! Like many Americans, I’ve visited Mexico and loved the country. Headlines of drug wars disturbed me, especially when I lived in the deep South. Many of our friends came to the U.S. from Mexico, and we’d previously enjoyed crossing the boarder without concern.  What changed? What made parts of Mexico some of the most dangerous places in our hemisphere? El Narco does a great job of explaining a very complicated international problem.  Grillo resists the temptation to sensationalize the violence and scare readers unnecessarily. He does, however, make the situation just south of the border easier to comprehend. Would I recommend it: If you enjoy nonfiction, this is a great book. As reviewed by Belinda at Every Free Chance Book Reviews.
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Love this book...
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