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The Resource El Narco : inside Mexico's criminal insurgency, Ioan Grillo

El Narco : inside Mexico's criminal insurgency, Ioan Grillo

Label
El Narco : inside Mexico's criminal insurgency
Title
El Narco
Title remainder
inside Mexico's criminal insurgency
Statement of responsibility
Ioan Grillo
Title variation
  • El Narco
  • Narco
Title variation remainder
inside Mexicos criminal insurgency
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 that has created paramilitary death squads from Guatemala to the Texas border. Journalist Grillo 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.
Summary
"The world has watched stunned at 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? The United States throws Black Hawk helicopters, DEA assistance, and money 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 cartels and how they have radically transformed in the past 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-covered mountains. The conflict spawned by El Narco has given rise to paramilitary death squads enlisting tens of thousands of men-at-arms ready to do battle from Guatemala to the Texasborder (and sometimes beyond.) Journalist Ioan Grillo has spent a decade in Mexico covering the drug war 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 the United States is very much a part of the battleground."--Book jacket
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Writing style
Assigning source
--Adapted from publisher description
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10015937
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grillo, Ioan
Dewey number
363.450972
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5840.M4
LC item number
G75 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drug traffic
  • Drug dealers
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
inside Mexico's criminal insurgency
Label
El Narco : inside Mexico's criminal insurgency, Ioan Grillo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [397]-310) index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ghosts
  • History. Poppies ; Hippies ; Cartels ; Tycoons ; Democrats ; Warlords
  • Anatomy. Traffic ; Murder ; Culture ; Faith ; Insurgency
  • Destiny. Prosecution ; Expansion ; Diversification ; Peace
Control code
19348826
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
vi, 321 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781608192113
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011007186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps, color photographs
Label
El Narco : inside Mexico's criminal insurgency, Ioan Grillo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [397]-310) index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ghosts
  • History. Poppies ; Hippies ; Cartels ; Tycoons ; Democrats ; Warlords
  • Anatomy. Traffic ; Murder ; Culture ; Faith ; Insurgency
  • Destiny. Prosecution ; Expansion ; Diversification ; Peace
Control code
19348826
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
vi, 321 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781608192113
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011007186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps, color photographs

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