El Narco: The Bloody Rise of Mexican Drug Cartels

Front Cover
A&C Black, Jan 16, 2012 - Social Science - 336 pages
'El Narco' is the story of the ultraviolent criminal organizations that have turned huge areas of Mexico into a combat zone. It is a portrait of a drug trade that turns ordinary men into mass murderers, as well as a diagnosis of what drives the cartels and what gives them such power.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - kybunnies - LibraryThing

This book was a goodreads.com first read contest win. This book is based on the crimes that have been happening in Mexico. According to the author these are fact and true. To me there is so much ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - bcquinnsmom - LibraryThing

El Narco is truly one of the best books of nonfiction that there is on the Mexican drug situation. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who's even remotely interested in the topic. I noticed ... Read full review



Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

Educated in England at the University of Kent, Canterbury, Ioan Grillo has covered Mexico since 2001 for top newspapers, magazines and TV stations in the US and UK. He reports for Time Magazine as well as producing presentations for stations including PBS, ABC and Channel 4. He regularly appears on radio and TV, commenting on Mexican crime and other issues.

Bibliographic information