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Narcoland : the Mexican drug lords and their godfathers

The product of five years' investigative reporting, the subject of intense national controversy, and the source of death threats that forced the National Human Rights Commission to assign two full-time bodyguards to its author, Anabel HernAndez, Narcoland has been a publishing and political sensation in Mexico. 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. HernAndez 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, HernAndez 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. HernAndez became a journalist after her father was kidnapped and killed and the police refused to investigate without a bribe. She gained national prominence in 2001 with her exposure of excess and misconduct at the presidential palace, and previous books have focused on criminality at the summit of power, under presidents Vicente Fox and Felipe CalderOn. In awarding HernAndez the 2012 Golden Pen of Freedom, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers noted, "Mexico has become one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, with violence and impunity remaining major challenges in terms of press freedom. In making this award, we recognize the strong stance Ms. HernAndez has taken, at great personal risk, against drug cartels." From the Hardcover edition.

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  • "The product of five years' investigative reporting, the subject of intense national controversy, and the source of death threats that forced the National Human Rights Commission to assign two full-time bodyguards to its author, Anabel HernAndez, Narcoland has been a publishing and political sensation in Mexico. 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. HernAndez 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, HernAndez 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. HernAndez became a journalist after her father was kidnapped and killed and the police refused to investigate without a bribe. She gained national prominence in 2001 with her exposure of excess and misconduct at the presidential palace, and previous books have focused on criminality at the summit of power, under presidents Vicente Fox and Felipe CalderOn. In awarding HernAndez the 2012 Golden Pen of Freedom, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers noted, "Mexico has become one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, with violence and impunity remaining major challenges in terms of press freedom. In making this award, we recognize the strong stance Ms. HernAndez has taken, at great personal risk, against drug cartels." From the Hardcover edition."@en
  • "Los señores del narco es una descarnada crónica sobre las alarmantes complicidades de los altos círculos políticos, policiacos, militares y empresariales con el crimen organizado. Anabel Hernández tuvo acceso no sólo a una vasta documentación, inédita hasta hoy, sino a testimonios directos de autoridades y expertos en el tema, así como de personas involucradas con los principales cárteles mexicanos de la droga. Esto le ha permitido examinar rigurosamente el origen de la sangrienta lucha por el poder entre los grupos criminales, y cuestionar la "guerra" del gobierno federal contra la delincuencia organizada. Al investigar las intrincadas redes de contubernios, la autora tuvo que remontarse a la década de 1970, cuando se controlaba el tráfico de enervantes haciendo que los narcos prácticamente pagaran impuestos al gobierno. En su inquietante recorrido avanza hacia los años ochenta, cuando los jefes de la organización criminal del Pacífico, auspiciados por la CIA, incursionaron en el jugoso negocio de la cocaína, y nos conduce hasta el surgimiento de poderosos capos como los hermanos Beltrán Leyva, Ismael El Mayo Zambada o Joaquín Guzmán Loera, quienes lograron penetrar las estructuras del Estado y ponerlas a su servicio. Tras echar abajo el mito de la fuga de El Chapo de la prisión de Puente Grande en un carrito de lavandería, este libro narra su ascenso en la jerarquía del crimen y cómo ha llevado hasta sus últimas y terribles consecuencias un "pacto de impunidad" con numerosos funcionarios públicos y hombres de negocios. Este libro, en suma, se presenta como un impactante viaje al interior del mundo del narcotráfico para buscar los poderosos resortes que lo mueven, y los ha descubierto con nombre y apellido."
  • "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."
  • ""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." -- From the front flap."@en
  • ""The drug lords is a gritty chronicle of the shocking complicity of high political circles, police, military and business with organized crime. Anabel Hernández had access not only to extensive documentation, unpublished until today, but direct evidence of authorities and experts in the field, as well as people involved with major Mexican drug cartels. This has allowed us to examine carefully the origin of the bloody struggle for power among criminal groups, and question the "war" of the federal government against organized crime." -- Publisher's description."
  • "Una descarnada crónica sobre las alarmantes complicidades de los altos círculos políticos, policiacos, militares y empresariales con el crimen organizado. Anabel Hernández tuvo acceso no sólo a una vasta documentación, inédita hasta hoy, sino a testimonios directos de autoridades y expertos en el tema, así como de personas involucradas con los principales cárteles mexicanos de la droga. Esto le ha permitido examinar rigurosamente el origen de la sangrienta lucha por el poder entre los grupos criminales, y cuestionar la "guerra" del gobierno federal contra la delincuencia organizada.--Desde la descripción de la editorial."
  • "Traces the rise of violent drug cartels in Mexico from the 1970s to the present and describes the involvement of the government, the police, the military, and business in the world of illegal narcotics smuggling."

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  • "Los señores del narco"@es
  • "Los señores del narco"
  • "Narcoland : the Mexican drug lords and their godfathers"
  • "Narcoland : the Mexican drug lords and their godfathers"@en
  • "Los senores del narco"
  • "NARCOLAND : THE MEXICAN DRUG LORDS AND THEIR GODFATHERS; TRANS. BY IAIN BRUCE"
  • "SENORES DEL NARCO"@en