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Gangster Warlords and Their Chronicler

Ioan Grillo is a British journalist long resident in Mexico. He tackles the toughest, bloodiest, and most urgent issues, as can be seen in the titles of his two books: El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency and Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields and the New Politics of Latin America. As you can tell, he is not merely looking into cuisine and dancing (pleasant as those are).
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NARCONOMICS: How Mexico's drug cartels make billions

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What it's like in the drug evidence warehouse of a Mexican military base

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Ioan Grillo is a journalist and writer based in Mexico City, Mexico. This interview has been edited lightly. Your book "Gangster Warlords" was published earlier this year. Would you tell us a little bit about it? "Gangster Warlords"...

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