A look inside the vast, violent network of Latin America’s drug lords

By A Martínez and Dorian Merina | Take Two | kpcc.org
January 26, 2016

ganster warlords bookThe story of drug gangs in the Americas is one that stretches from the favelas of Brazil to the remote mountains of Mexico to U.S. towns and cities.

And the top shot-callers have taken on the personas of savvy CEO businessmen, mythical folk heroes and brutal crime lords.

“They often have this incredible charisma,” said Ioan Grillo, whose new book, Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields and the New Politics of Latin America, chronicles the complex web of narcotraffickers. “To be a leader of many other killers, you have to have a natural leadership.”

Read more here:http://www.scpr.org/programs/take-two/2016/01/27/46072/a-look-inside-the-vast-violent-network-of-latin-am/

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