There is no Caped Crusader to save these people. Baptized Libres en Cristo, or Free Through Christ, the sect founded in the prison borrows some of the radical and rowdy elements of Southern American evangelicalism to save these souls. El Narco draws the first definitive portrait of Mexico's cartels and how they have radically transformed in the past decade. El Narco is a must-read for anyone who wants the bottom line on the situation in Mexico. He's lost close friends to overdoses.
Book playlist: The Velvet Underground — Heroin The Red Hot Chili Peppers — Under the Bridge Notorious B. El Narco is the story of the ultraviolent criminal organizations that have turned huge areas of Mexico into a combat zone. In addition, many other states in Latin America are now suffering at the hands of criminal insurgents who are threatening their citizens and challenging their sovereign rights. Hundreds of millions of dollars have allowed them to buy the firepower necessary to make utter mincemeat of the civilian law enforcement which tries to go after them. The book is frightening in its implications, because it's all too real, but the facts are well presented and thoroughly researched.
But when I listen carefully to his interview, he sounds as if he has really given his heart to Christ, does really pray for redemption. One was that the description of the La Familia cartel was far less nuanced than and contradicted the account in the almost great New Yorker piece. Yet, I see a human side to Gonzalo. Veteran Mexico correspondent Ioan Grillo traces the gangs from their origins as smugglers to their present status as criminal empires. It addresses one of the most difficult and dangerous problems of our time, and is a must-read due to its accessibility and intelligence. How dare you compare them to honorable rebels? The American media heaped high expectations on the cowboy-boot wearing Fox as he entertained Kofi Annan and became the first Mexican to address a joint session of the U. We stayed up all night as he rambled on about the girl he was seeing, his fights with his younger brother, and his philosophy on class struggle.
Everyone has their own agenda. His office was crammed with 140 kilos of seized cocaine and piles of maps and photographs showing clandestine landing strips and narco mansions. Cartel gunmen have attacked schools and rehabilitation centers, and murdered the entire families of those who defy them. Overall, this book is a great read for those interested in the inner workings of Mexican cartels and how they have grown in strength and influence. What was ironic, then, about his sojourn at the prison? As if it were someone else who had firefights with ski-masked federal police in broad daylight.
Die renommierten Autoren Carmen Boullosa und Mike Wallace konfrontieren uns in dieser Streitschrift mit den deprimierenden historischen und politischen Fakten: Bevor der Krieg gegen die sich vermeintlich wild verbreitenden Drogen in Gang gesetzt wurde, war Mexiko eines der Länder Lateinamerikas mit der geringsten Kriminalitäts- und Abhängigkeitsrate — heute gilt es als eins der Länder, die die größten Probleme mit der komplexen Verflechtung von Drogen, Kriminalität und Gewalt haben. The law was passed in 2006, but Bush pressured the Mexican president to veto. This book isn't data heavy at all, but I loved those two bits of data. Das Massaker an 43 Studenten in der Region Guerrero ist nur die letzte Meldung, die internationale Schlagzeilen gemacht hat — die Eskalation der Gewalt hat Ausmaße angenommen, die schon lange nicht mehr tragbar sind. Der Drogenhandel ist ein globalisiertes, vernetztes und hoch professionalisiertes Geschäftsfeld mit einem Jahresumsatz von 300 Milliarden Dollar, Tendenz steigend. Does someone who has committed such crimes deserve redemption? You could be the best person in the world, but the people you live with change you completely. 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.
It is a piercing portrait of a drug trade that turns ordinary men into mass murderers, as well as a diagnosis of what drives the cartels and what gives them such power. I want to make music my life. Given the savage chaos Grillo shows us in the country's streets and barrios, his arguments are as perceptive as his high-octane reportage. Grillo has reported from the region since 2001; his experience is evident in his easy, wry familiarity with the political and social currents of Latin America. More than Society Permits Whenever I review books about the Drug War, the carnage in Mexico, few seem to care. He wears a goatee, gray hairs on his chin below a curved, black mustache. This piercing book brings in testimonies from inside this movement collected over a decade, dispatches from the frontline and far sighting analysis.
It all seemed like a bad dream. You can have 3 joints or 4 lines of cocaine or even some meth or heroine. Grillo's extensive amount of time in-country is on display as he deftly shifts his focus from one aspect of this multi-faceted problem to another, moving from the macro to the micro and back again. But the cash disappears like cosmic mist into the global economy. This piercing book joins testimonies from inside the cartels with firsthand dispatches and unsparing analysis. The violence is so casual and so brutal at the same time.
And it is all because a few Americans are getting high. As well as following drug trafficking empires, I cover the other major issues of Latin America such as natural disasters including the Haiti earthquake , the battle between left and right including the Honduras coup , and the vast human wave of emigration to El Norte. Then as I wallow over the things he told me, I pause and shudder inside. We permit the Drug War useless billions spent eve More than Society Permits Whenever I review books about the Drug War, the carnage in Mexico, few seem to care. The group ran up against the Zetas and their new, most brutal brand of control, including beheadings, mass killings, and other nasty intimidation techniques. Jahrelange Recherchen, gefahrenreiche Reisen zu den Brennpunkten des Drogenhandels und Interviews mit Beteiligten, ob minderjähriger Profikiller in den Straßen von Mexico City oder Polizist, Ganglord oder Staatspräsident, haben Wainwright tiefe Einblicke in eine einzigartig einträgliche und tödliche Branche beschert. His background and expertise on the subject are shown throughout the book.
This piercing book joins testimonies from inside the cartels with firsthand dispatches and unsparing analysis. When I was a teenager in the 1980s, drugs flooded into the area like a tidal wave—despite the shouts of Nancy Reagan, La Toya Jackson, and spotty adolescents from a British show called Grange Hill to Just Say No. The world has watched stunned at the bloodshed in Mexico. . I would definitely recommend this to anyone who's even remotely interested in the topic.