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The Resource Gangster warlords : drug dollars, killing fields, and the new politics of Latin America, Ioan Grillo

Gangster warlords : drug dollars, killing fields, and the new politics of Latin America, Ioan Grillo

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Gangster warlords : drug dollars, killing fields, and the new politics of Latin America
Title
Gangster warlords
Title remainder
drug dollars, killing fields, and the new politics of Latin America
Statement of responsibility
Ioan Grillo
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Language
eng
Summary
"In a ranch south of Texas, the man known as The Executioner dumps five hundred body parts in metal barrels. In Brazil's biggest city, a mysterious prisoner orders hit-men to gun down forty-one police officers and prison guards in two days. In southern Mexico, a meth maker is venerated as a saint while enforcing Old Testament justice on his enemies. A new kind of criminal kingpin has arisen: part CEO, part terrorist, and part rock star, unleashing guerrilla attacks, strong-arming governments, and taking over much of the world's trade in narcotics, guns, and humans. What they do affects you now--from the gas in your car, to the gold in your jewelry, to the tens of thousands of Latin Americans calling for refugee status in the U.S. Gangster Warlords is the first definitive account of the crime wars now wracking Central and South America and the Caribbean, regions largely abandoned by the U.S. after the Cold War. Author of the critically acclaimed El Narco, Ioan Grillo has covered Latin America since 2001 and gained access to every level of the cartel chain of command in what he calls the new battlefields of the Americas. Moving between militia-controlled ghettos and the halls of top policy-makers, Grillo provides a disturbing new understanding of a war that has spiraled out of control--one that people across the political spectrum need to confront now"--
Summary
Provides an account of the new criminal kingpins in Central and South America, who took over a large portion of the world's trafficking of narcotics, guns and humans and have cultivated mystiques that are equal parts terrorist, rock star and CEO
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10462710
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DLC
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1973-
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Grillo, Ioan
Dewey number
364.106/6098
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Gangsters
  • Drug dealers
  • Drug traffic
  • Drug control
  • HISTORY / Latin America / General
  • TRUE CRIME / General
  • Drug control
  • Drug dealers
  • Drug traffic
  • Gangsters
  • Latin America
  • Mexico
Target audience
adult
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drug dollars, killing fields, and the new politics of Latin America
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Gangster warlords : drug dollars, killing fields, and the new politics of Latin America, Ioan Grillo
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907966070
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781620403792
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015021253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907966070
Label
Gangster warlords : drug dollars, killing fields, and the new politics of Latin America, Ioan Grillo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907966070
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781620403792
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015021253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907966070

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