Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug Wars

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Macmillan, Sep 27, 2011 - History - 246 pages
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Having followed Mexico's cartels for years, border security expert Sylvia Longmire takes us deep into the heart of their world to witness a dangerous underground that will do whatever it takes to deliver drugs to a willing audience of American consumers. The cartels have grown increasingly bold in recent years, building submarines to move up the coast of Central America and digging elaborate tunnels that both move drugs north and carry cash and U.S. high-powered assault weapons back to fuel the drug war. Channeling her long experience working on border issues, Longmire brings to life the very real threat of Mexican cartels operating not just along the southwest border, but deep inside every corner of the United States. She also offers real solutions to the critical problems facing Mexico and the United States, including programs to deter youth in Mexico from joining the cartels and changing drug laws on both sides of the border.
  

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Review: Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug Wars

User Review  - Brian Sutton - Goodreads

Picked this up after reading an article that we are expanding our Drug War efforts--committing troops and money--in Mexico. Well researched and a frightening look at the impact of America's drug use ... Read full review

Review: Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug Wars

User Review  - Michelle Newby - Goodreads

The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug Wars By Sylvia Longmire St. Martin's Press 246 pgs 978-0-230-11137-0 Rating: Yeah....Okay + 1/2 As an introduction to the subject of Mexico's drug wars, Cartel ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 The War Inside Mexico
13
Chapter 2 Drug Trafficking in the TwentyFirst Century
41
An Illegal Drugs Journey into America
57
Chapter 4 The Biggest Armed Force South of the Border
67
Kidnapping
83
Chapter 6 The Mexican People
95
Chapter 7 Felipe Calderóns Plan to Save Mexico
111
Chapter 9 Marijuana Growers in the United States
161
Chapter 10 Restoring Faith and Taking Mexico Back from the Narcos
175
Chapter 11 Improving Security Along the Border and Beyond
191
Managing a War that Cant Be Won
209
Notes
219
Bibliography
231
Index
243
Copyright

Chapter 8 The Fight to Stop Cartels North of the Border
135

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About the author (2011)

Sylvia Longmire was a Special Agent in the Air Force and a senior intelligence analyst for the state of California. She has been interviewed on Geraldo at Large, CNN and CNN International, BBC World Radio, and her writing is regularly featured in Homeland Security Today  magazine. Currently, Longmire is an independent consultant, and testifies as an expert witness on U.S. asylum cases.

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