Desperados: Latin drug lords, U.S. lawmen, and the war America can't win

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Viking, 1988 - Political Science - 499 pages
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A stunning expose of the multinational narcotics trade and a harrowing account from the men and women fighting on the front lines of the war against drugs.

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Desperados: Latin drug lords, U. S. lawmen, and the war America can't win

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The "desperados'' of the title in this excellent work refer, not to drug dealers, but to agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), fighting the war on drugs throughout Latin America. News ... Read full review

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A very, very powerful book and one which should be read by anyone who is interested in knowing the cause and effects of the distribution of drugs to American culture. This is a largely unknown tale of the penetration of the Mexican (and other) governments by drug kingpins, gross corruption in Latin American law enforcement, and consequences of bureaucratic and political malaise in the United States.  


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About the author (1988)

She is a correspondent in Time magazine's Washington bureau.