Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug Wars

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St. Martin's Press, Oct 1, 2013 - Political Science - 272 pages
The drug war has claimed thousands of lives in Mexico and now the violence has crossed the border into the United States. Nearly 40,000 people have already lost their lives south of the border, and now the cartels have moved their operations north and into our cities. Having followed Mexico's cartels for years, security expert Sylvia Longmire takes us deep into the heart of their world to witness a dangerous underground where people will do whatever it takes to deliver drugs to willing American consumers, including using armies of submarines that transport narcotics along the Central American coast, a network of secret tunnels used to smuggle tons of illegal drugs north, a no-fail system of transporting high-powered assault weapons south, marijuana farms inside our national parks, and meth houses in the Midwest. Drawing on her vast expertise in national security, Longmire offers real solutions to the critical problems facing Mexico and the United States, including programs to deter youths in Mexico from joining the cartels and changes that should be made to drug laws on both sides of the border. This is an important look at how Mexico's drug wars are compromising our national security, and a pressing call to rethink our relationship with our southern neighbor.

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Author is knowledgeable about the subject and relies on facts to tell her story. The story is very depressing with no clear trail for correcting Read full review

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3.5 stars “If there’s any kind of constant in the drug trade, it’s change. Mexican cartels are run like profit-seeking corporations; so when the market makes a move, so do they. Over the years, they ... Read full review

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Sylvia Longmire served as senior intelligence analyst on drug trafficking and border violence for California. She has been interviewed on Geraldo at Large, CNN and CNN International, and 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 US asylum cases.

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