The new york timesin this astonishing story, journalist Dan Slater recounts the unforgettable odyssey of Gabriel Cardona. It isn’t long before gabriel abandons his promising future for the allure of juvenile crime, which leads him across the river to Mexico’s most dangerous drug cartel: Los Zetas. Friends from his childhood join him and eventually they catch the eye of the cartel’s leadership.
In wolf boys, slater takes readers on a harrowing, often brutal journey into the heart of the Mexican drug trade. But the ghettos of laredo, texas—his border town—are full of smugglers and gangsters and patrolled by one of the largest law-enforcement complexes in the world. As the cartel wars spill over the border, Gabriel and his crew are sent to the States to work.
Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico's Most Dangerous Drug Cartel #ad - Ultimately though, wolf Boys is the intimate story of the lobos: teens turned into pawns for the cartels. But in texas, the teen hit men encounter a Mexican-born homicide detective determined to keep cartel violence out of his adopted country. The tale of two american teenagers recruited as killers for a Mexican cartel, and the Mexican-American detective who realizes the War on Drugs is unstoppable.
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Bones: Brothers, Horses, Cartels, and the Borderland DreamOne World #ad - The humble bricklayer quickly became a major player in the quarter-horse racing scene that thrived in the American Southwest and Mexico. He enlisted tyler graham, an american rancher who would eventually breed José’s champion horse—nicknamed Bones—to help the FBI infiltrate what was revealing itself to be a major money-laundering operation, with the ultimate goal of capturing the infamous Miguel Treviño.
. Tone weaves the threads together with skillful pacing and sharp prose, marking him as an important new talent in narrative nonfiction. Born in nuevo laredo, a mexican border town on a crucial smuggling route, José was one of thirteen children raised by a hardworking ranch hand. Tone adds some vivid details and digs deep into the colorful world of quarter-horse racing.
Bones: Brothers, Horses, Cartels, and the Borderland Dream #ad - The new york Times Book Review. Then one day he showed up at a quarter-horse auction and bid close to a million dollars for a horse—the largest amount ever paid for a quarter horse at an auction. Back in mexico, josé’s younger brother Miguel was leading a different life. He kept his nose clean. While josé struggled to make ends meet, miguel ascended to the top ranks of Los Zetas, a notoriously bloody drug cartel—his crimes had become the stuff of legend and myth on both sides of the border.
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Sadism as an Instrument of Cartel Warfare in Mexico and Central America - The Los Zetas Drug CartelDidactic Press #ad - Of these, migration, investment, natural resources, energy, tourism, none is more important to America than Mexico in terms of trade, and security. Even though the death rate has declined since the chief executive took office on December 1, 2012, other crimes continue to plague his nation. Members of the business community report continual extortion demands; national oil company Petróleos Mexicanos PEMEX suffers widespread theft of oil, explosives, gas, and solvents with which to prepare methamphetamines; hundreds of Central American migrants have shown up in mass graves; and the public identifies the police with corruption and villainy.
According to the federal bureau of investigation, and the mcallen, acquire vehicles, texas-based Los Piojos to collect debts, the fiends have contracted with such outfits as the Texas Mexican Mafia prison gang, the Houston’s Tango Blast, carry out hits, and sign up thugs to fight their foes in the Matamoros-centered Gulf Cartel for which Los Zetas originally served as a Praetorian Guard.
Washington policymakers, who overwhelmingly concentrate on Asia and the Mideast, would be well advised to focus on the acute dangers that lie principally south of the Rio Grande, but whose deadly avatars are spilling into our nation. President enrique peña nieto has tried to divert national attention from the bloodshed through reforms in energy, education, antihunger, health care, and other areas.
Sadism as an Instrument of Cartel Warfare in Mexico and Central America - The Los Zetas Drug Cartel #ad - . They make sophisticated use of social media and public hangings to display their savagery and cow adversaries. The reputation for the unspeakable infliction of pain has enabled these desperados to commit atrocities in a score of Mexican states, El Salvador, Honduras, often in league with local gangs and crime families, in Guatemala, even as they expend their presence, and other nations of the Americas.
The united states has diplomatic relations with 194 independent nations.
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El Sicario: The Autobiography of a Mexican AssassinBold Type Books #ad - He is a contract killer who functioned as a commandante in the Chihuahuan State police, who was trained in the US by the FBI, and who for twenty years kidnapped, tortured and murdered people for the drug industry at the behest of Mexican drug cartels. He is the future - there are thousands of men like him in Mexico and there will be more in other places.
He is the truth no one wants to hear. El sicario is the hidden face of America's war on drugs. When he was killing people for money in Juarez, he was sharpening his marksmanship at the Federal Police range. One cartel has a quarter million dollar contract on his head. The well-spoken man that emerges from the pages of El Sicario is one who has been groomed by poverty and driven by a refusal to be one more statistic in the failure of Mexico.
El Sicario: The Autobiography of a Mexican Assassin #ad - When he headed the state police anti-kidnapping squad in Juarez, he was also running a kidnapping ring in Juarez. In this unprecedented and chilling monologue, a repentant Mexican hitman tells the unvarnished truth about the war on drugs on the American. He is the state. He is a lonely voice - no one with his background has ever come forward and talked.
Now he lives in the United States as a fugitive. He is a hit man who came off the killing fields alive.
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Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields, and the New Politics of Latin AmericaBloomsbury Press #ad - 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. Without this testimony, we simply cannot grasp what is going on. After the Cold War.
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. In brazil's biggest city, a mysterious prisoner orders hit-men to gun down forty-one police officers and prison guards in two days. 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.
Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields, and the New Politics of Latin America #ad - S. 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, guns, unleashing guerrilla attacks, part terrorist, and part rock star, strong-arming governments, and taking over much of the world's trade in narcotics, and humans.
Americans would do well to read Gangster Warlords. The new york times book review, the shocking story of the men at the heads of cartels throughout Latin America: what drives them, Editor's ChoiceFrom the author of El Narco, what sustains their power, and how they might be brought down.
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Bloodlines: The True Story of a Drug Cartel, the FBI, and the Battle for a Horse-Racing DynastyEcco #ad - Then, and the buyer was miguel treviño, one of the leaders of the Zetas, one day, Lawson is asked to check out an anonymous tip: a horse was sold at an Oklahoma auction house for a record-topping price, Mexico's most brutal drug cartel. The riveting and suspenseful account of two young fbi agents in a pursuit of a drug cartel's most fearsome leader, money, Miguel TreviñoDrugs, cartels: this is what FBI rookie Scott Lawson expected when he was sent to the border town of Laredo, but instead he’s deskbound writing intelligence reports about the drug war.
If this was true, it offered a rookie like Lawson the perfect opportunity to infiltrate the cartel. Bloodlines offers us an unprecedented look at the inner workings of the Zetas and US federal agencies, and opens a new vista onto the changing nature of the drug war and its global expansion. . Lawson teams up with a more experienced agent, taking on impossible odds, and, Alma Perez, sets out to take down one of the world’s most fearsome drug lords.
Bloodlines: The True Story of a Drug Cartel, the FBI, and the Battle for a Horse-Racing Dynasty #ad - In bloodlines, emmy and national magazine award-winning journalist Melissa del Bosque follows Lawson and Perez's harrowing attempt to dismantle a cartel leader’s American racing dynasty built on extortion and blood money. With extensive access to investigative evidence and in-depth interviews with key players, del Bosque turns more than three years of research and her decades of reporting on Mexico and the border into a gripping narrative about greed and corruption.
The source suggested that Treviño was laundering money through American quarter horse racing.
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El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal InsurgencyBloomsbury Press #ad - Or is it? the united states throws Black Hawk helicopters and drug agents at the problem. This piercing book joins testimonies from inside the cartels with firsthand dispatches and unsparing analysis. Thirty thousand murdered since 2006; police chiefs shot within hours of taking office; mass graves comparable to those of civil wars; car bombs shattering storefronts; headless corpses heaped in town squares.
And it is all because a few Americans are getting high. But in secret, Washington is confused and divided about what to do. 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, NewYorker. Comthe world has watched stunned at the bloodshed in Mexico. What is el narco?el narco draws the first definitive portrait of Mexico's drug cartels and how they have radically transformed. Journalist ioan grillo has spent a decade in Mexico reporting on the drug wars from the front lines.
El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency #ad - And it has created paramilitary death squads with tens of thousands of men-at-arms from Guatemala to the Texas border. El narco is not a gang; it is a movement and an industry drawing in hundreds of thousands from bullet-ridden barrios to marijuana-growing mountains. The devastation may be south of the Rio Grande, El Narco shows, but America is knee-deep in this conflict.
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Cartel Wives: A True Story of Deadly Decisions, Steadfast Love, and Bringing Down El ChapoGrand Central Publishing #ad - They had everything money could buy: luxury cars, huge houses, and expensive jewelry--but they chose to give it all up when they cooperated with the US government. Their husbands worked with--and then brought down--El Chapo, as well as dozens of high-level members of the Mexican cartels. An astonishing, with never-before-revealed details about El Chapo, and redemptive memoir from two women who escaped the international drug trade, the Sinaloa Cartel, revelatory, and the dangerous world of illicit drugs.
Cartel Wives: A True Story of Deadly Decisions, Steadfast Love, and Bringing Down El Chapo #ad - Olivia and mia flores are married to the highest level drug traffickers ever to become US informants. Cartel wives is a love story, an insider's look into the terrifying but high-flying empire of the new world of drugs, and, a "Married to the Mob" story, finally, the story of a major DEA and FBI operation.
. They knew that life was about more than wealth; it was about love, family, and doing what's right.
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A Narco History: How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the "Mexican Drug War"OR Books #ad - It implies that the ongoing bloodbath, which has now killed well over 100, 000 people, is an internal Mexican affair. But this diverts attention from the U. S. The term mexican Drug War” misleads. Role in creating and sustaining the carnage. It’s not just that americans buy drugs from, and sell weapons to, Mexico’s murderous cartels.
Powerful forces within the country profited hugely from supplying Americans with what their government forbade them. It’s that ever since the U. S. Prohibited the use and sale of drugs in the early 1900s, it has pressured Mexico into acting as its border enforcerwith increasingly deadly consequences. Mexico was not a helpless victim.
A Narco History: How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the "Mexican Drug War" #ad - But the policies that spawned the drug war have proved disastrous for both countries. Written by two award-winning authors, one american and the other Mexican, A Narco History reviews the interlocking twentieth-century histories that produced this twenty-first century calamity, and proposes how to end it.
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The Taken: True Stories of the Sinaloa Drug WarUniversity of Oklahoma Press #ad - A massive wave of violence has rippled across Mexico over the past decade. Reports on border politics and infamous drug traffickers may obscure the victims’ suffering. Often missing from news reports is the perspective of ordinary people—migrant workers, police officers, teenagers, and local journalists—people whose worlds center not on drugs or illegal activity but on survival and resilience, single mothers, petty criminals, schoolteachers, businessmen, truth and reconciliation.
In the western state of sinaloa, the birthplace of modern drug trafficking, police, ordinary citizens live in constant fear of being “taken”—kidnapped or held against their will by armed men, whether criminals, or both. In his informative introduction to the volume, translator Everard Meade orients the reader to the broader armed conflict in Mexico and explains the unique role of Sinaloa as its epicenter.
Mexican journalists who dare expose the drug war’s inconvenient political and social realities are censored and smeared, murdered, and “disappeared. This is precisely why we need to hear from seasoned local reporters like Valdez Cárdenas who write about the places where they live, rely on a network of trusted sources built over decades, and tell the stories behind the headline-grabbing massacres and scandals.
The Taken: True Stories of the Sinaloa Drug War #ad - This remarkable collection of firsthand accounts by prize-winning journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas provides a uniquely human perspective on life in Sinaloa during the drug war. The reality of the mexican drug war, a conflict fueled by uncertainty and fear, is far more complex than the images conjured in popular imagination.
The taken helps ensure that their stories will not be forgotten or suppressed.
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Street Freak: Money and Madness at Lehman BrothersGallery Books #ad - Dillian rose from green associate, checking ids at the entrance to the trading floor in the paranoid days following 9/11, to become an integral part of Lehman’s culture in its final years as the firm’s head Exchange-Traded Fund ETF trader. I am insane. As it turned out, at Lehman Brothers insanity was not an undesirable quality.
In his electrifying and fresh voice, Dillian takes readers on a wild ride through madness and back. But he was scrappy and determined; in interviews he told potential managers that “Nobody can work harder than me. More than $1 trillion in wealth passed through his hands, yet the extreme highs and lows of the trading floor masked and exacerbated the symptoms of Dillian’s undiagnosed bipolar and obsessive-compulsive disorders, leading to a downward spiral that nearly ended his life.
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In the ultracompetitive ivy league world of Wall Street, Jared Dillian was an outsider as an ex-military, working-class guy in a Men’s Wearhouse suit.
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