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Author Hernández, Anabel.
Uniform Title Señores del narco. English
Title Narcoland : the Mexican drug lords and their godfathers / Anabel Hernández ; foreword by Roberto Saviano ; translated by Iain Bruce.
Published London ; New York : Verso, 2013.
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 Floor3  HV5840.M4 H4713 2013    IN LIBRARY
Edition English language edition.
Description x, 362 pages ; 25 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A poor devil -- Life or death -- A perverse pact -- Raising crows -- El chapo's protectors -- The lord of puente grande -- The great escape -- Blood ties -- Narco wars -- Freedom is priceless -- The president of death.
Summary The definitive history of the drug cartels, Narcoland takes readers to the front lines of the "war on drugs," which has so far cost more than 60,000 lives in just six years. Hernández explains in riveting detail how Mexico became a base for the mega-cartels of Latin America and one of the most violent places on the planet. At every turn, Hernández names names - not just the narcos, but also the politicians, functionaries, judges and entrepreneurs who have collaborated with them. In doing so, she reveals the mind-boggling depth of corruption in Mexico's government and business elite.
Subject Drug traffic -- Mexico.
Organized crime -- Mexico.
Drug control -- Mexico.
Corruption -- Mexico.
ISBN 1781680736 alkaline paper
9781781680735 alkaline paper
Standard # 40022724105
OCLC number 813931542