Tues 6.21.11| Behind the Mexican Drug War

John Gibler, To Die in Mexico: Dispatches from Inside the Drug War City Lights, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's incredibly bloody -- and incredibly misunderstood. What has come to be known as the Mexican drug war, but would be better viewed as the US-Mexico drug trade, has claimed 40,000 lives since 2006, including those of many journalists. Mexico-based writer John Gibler talks about the politics and economics of an industry that involves enormous sums of money, territorial violence, mega-profits, and the collusion of governments and banks.

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