Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords and Their Godfathers (Hardcover)

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    Anabel Hernandez is one of Mexico’s leading investigative journalists, writing about slave labor, sexual exploitation, political corruption, organized crime and drug cartels. In 2012, she was presented with the Golden Pen of Freedom in Ukraine by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, and in 2014 she received the Hans Verploeg Memorial Fund Award in Amsterdam for journalistic heroism.
    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 Hernandez, The Lords of el Narco 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. Hernandez reveals the complicity of Mexico’s government and business elite. At every turn, she names names—not just the narcos and their immediate accomplices, but also the politicians, policemen, functionaries, judges and entrepreneurs who have collaborated with them.

    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 pharaonic spending on housekeeping at the presidential palace. All her previous books have also focused on corruption at the summit of power, under presidents Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderon.

    In 2012, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers awarded her the Golden Pen of Freedom, declaring: "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, WAN-IFRA recognises the strong stance Ms. Hernandez has taken, at great personal risk, against drug cartels. Her actions help ensure the development of good, unrestricted investigative journalism in the region."

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    ISBN 9781781680735
    Genre HISTORY / Latin America / Mexico
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 362
    Publisher Date 2013-09-10 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Verso Books
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 9.5 in
    Wdth 6.5 in
    Thickness 1.5 in
    Unit weight 1.6 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Mexican Drug Lords and Their Godfathers
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Hernandez, Anabel

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