El narco: inside mexico's criminal insurgency a gripping, sobering account of how mexican drug gangs have transformed into a criminal insurgency that threatens the nation’s democracy and spirals into the united states. Ioan grillo: on the front lines of mexico's drug war since 2006, 40,000 people have been murdered in mexico as drug cartels battle each other and the mexican military journalist ioan grillo traces how mexico came to control drug trafficking in el narco.
El narco: inside mexico's criminal insurgency by ioan grillo is an outstanding chronicle of the mexican drug war this book should be required reading for anyone interested in understanding why there is such a drug war, how it started, and why it's not going to go away anytime soon.
Ioan grillo is an english journalist and author of the book el narco: inside mexico's criminal insurgency he has been reporting on the mexican drug war and the latin american illegal drug trade since 2001. El narco: inside mexico's criminal insurgency - ebook written by ioan grillo read this book using google play books app on your pc, android, ios devices download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read el narco: inside mexico's criminal insurgency. El narco is a well-written, well-researched exploration of the criminal insurgency threatening to overtake mexico living in the northeast, my comprehension of the severity of the organized crime epidemic south of the border was limited to occasional cnn headlines and hollywood movies.
El narco: inside mexico's criminal insurgency is a non-fiction book of the mexican drug war written by ioan grillo in el narco, grillo takes a close look at the mexican drug trade, starting with the term el narco, which has come to represent the vast, faceless criminal network of drug traffickers who cast a murderous shadow over mexico. Excerpted from el narco: inside mexico’s criminal insurgency by ioan grillo reprinted with permission of bloomsbury reprinted with permission of bloomsbury all rights reserved. Read an excerpt from ioan grillo's book 'el narco' how the mexican drug trade first began excerpted from el narco: inside mexico’s criminal insurgency by ioan grillo reprinted with. In his new book, el narco, grillo takes a close look at the mexican drug trade, starting with the term el narco, which has come to represent the vast, often faceless criminal network of drug smugglers who cast a murderous shadow over the entire country people struggle to really understand what this force is, grillo tells npr's ari shapiro.
Book review: el narco: inside mexico's criminal insurgency, by ioan grillo every so often in this business of following mexico's drug war, i come across an analyst or writer who really gets it don't get me wrong there are dozens of academics, journalists, analysts, politicians, law enforcement agents, etc who have a really good handle on. Gangster warlords: drug dollars, killing fields, and the new politics of latin america by ioan grillo in this follow-up to ioan grillo’s first book, el narco: inside mexico’s criminal insurgency, he takes a wider lens to the problem of drugs cartels south of the united states border as well as mexico, the author explores violence in jamaica, brazil, honduras and el salvador. His first book, el narco: inside mexico's criminal insurgency, was translated into five languages and was a finalist for the los angeles times book prize a native of england, grillo lives in mexico city. A gripping, sobering account of how mexican drug gangs have transformed into a criminal insurgency that threatens the nation's democracy and reaches across to the united states essential reading-steve coll, newyorkercom the world has watched stunned at the bloodshed in mexico.
But before launching into the meat of the book, grillo first examines the concept of el narco he notes that in mexico, el narco is the collective term used for traffickers, but in reality the term also designates an entire culture in its own right, spawning its own music, co-opting religious icons and religions, its own clothing styles, etc, all based on the drug trafficker as local hero. Book (publishers weekly), ioan grillo draws the first definitive portrait of mexico's cartels and how there is no doubt that grillo has done his homework and knows a fair amount about the mexican drug trade his writing seems supported by an expertise and detailed research el narco: inside mexico's criminal insurgency pdf.