Narcoland (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
362
Utgivningsdatum
2013-08-28
Förlag
Verso Books
Översättare
Iain Bruce
Medarbetare
Saviano, Roberto
Illustratör/Fotograf
Illustrations
Illustrationer
Illustrations
Dimensioner
241 x 165 x 38 mm
Vikt
725 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781781680735
Narcoland (inbunden)

Narcoland

The Mexican Drug Lords and Their Godfathers

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The product of five years of 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 Anabel Herna ndez, Narcoland has been a publishing and political sensation in Mexico. The definitive history and anatomy of the drug cartels and the "war on drugs" that has cost more than 50,000 lives in just five years, the book 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, Herna ndez 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 stunning corruption of Mexico's government and business elite. Herna ndez became a journalist after her father was kidnapped and killed and the police refused to investigate without a bribe. She gained prominence in 2001 with her exposure of pharaonic spending at the presidential palace. Her previous books have also focused on corruption at the summit of power, under presidents Vicente Fox and Felipe Caldero n.
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In this brave work, the author argues that since the presidency of Gustavo Diaz Ordaz (1964-1970), all of Mexico's rulers have maintained close relations with groups that import, export, and sell illegal drugs. Indispensable reading for anyone who wants to understand the origins of the violence ... An extraordinary book for making the necessary journey to our heart of darkness. "What I appreciate in Anabel is not only her courage, it is her overall view that is so rare to find. In a country like Mexico, which has a deeply compromised democracy, the strength of reporters who assess these important issues is ultimately their attempt to save their democracy. While nailing politicians to their responsibilities, Anabel transforms her pages into an instrument for readers, an instrument of democracy." --from the Foreword by Roberto Saviano, author of "Gomorrah" "Indispensable reading for anyone who wants to understand the origins of the violence ... An extraordinary book for making the necessary journey to our heart of darkness."--"Letras Libres" (Mexico) "In this brave work, the author argues that from the presidency of Gustavo Diaz Ordaz (1964-1970), all of Mexico's rulers have maintained close relations with groups that import, export, and sell illegal drugs."--"La Jornada" "Anabel Hernandez exposes the most murderous drug organization in Mexico, the Mexican government. Of course, this level of corruption is only possible thanks to the moral and financial support of the leaders in Washington." --Charles Bowden, author of "Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields" "What I appreciate in Anabel is not only her courage, it is her overall view that is so rare to find. In a country like Mexico, which has a deeply compromised democracy, the strength of reporters who assess these important issues is ultimately their attempt to save their democracy. While nailing politicians to their responsibilities, Anabel transforms her pages into an instrument for readers, an instrument of democracy." --from the Foreword by Roberto Saviano, author of "Gomorrah" "Hernandez's investigation into corruption ... traces the collusion of government, law enforcement, and military figures with the narcos back at least to the 1970s ... Her book has sold over 170,000 copies in Mexico and she now lives protected by bodyguards." Enrique Krauze, author of "Mexico: Biography of Powe"r, in "The New York Review of Books" "Indispensable reading for anyone who wants to understand the origins of the violence ... An extraordinary book for making the necessary journey to our heart of darkness."--"Letras Libres" (Mexico) "In this brave work, the author argues that from the presidency of Gustavo Diaz Ordaz (1964-1970), all of Mexico's rulers have maintained close relations with groups that import, export, and sell illegal drugs."--"La Jornada" "An ambitious and daring sketch of the political nexus that ensures the Mexican system of narcotics delivery to the U.S." --"LA Times " "A definitive work on Cartel history." --"Pop Matters " ""Narcoland," with its explosive descriptions of decades of corruption permeating the upper echelons of government, leaves an extremely bad taste in the reader's mouth about the state of Mexico's perennially corrupt institutions - and begs the question: how much has changed? For "Narcoland," Anabel Hernandez spent five years combing police, court and US papers, securing access to informers and sources and pursuing often fruitless requests for official files. The result is a searing indictment of a war on drugs." "--Financial Times" "Anabel Hernandez exposes the most murderous drug organization in Mexico, the Mexican government. Of course, this level of corru

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ANABEL HERNANDEZ is one of Mexico's leading investigative journalists. She has worked on national dailies including Reforma, Milenio, El Universal and its investigative supplement La Revista (now emeequis). She currently contributes to the online news site Reporte Indigo. Her previous books include La familia presidencial, Fin de fiesta en los pinos, and Los co mplices del presidente.