Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields and The New Politics of Latin America

Ioan Grillo joins us on the latest episode of the podcast. Ioan is the author of the critically acclaimed book El Narco. His latest book Gangster Warlords:Drug Dollars, Killing Fields and the New Politics in Latin America gives us a glimpse into the lives of the powerful men at the heads of these crime families, they are simply not drug traffickers or gangbangers. They strong arm governments and command militias. They are a new kind of criminal kingpin: a hybrid of CEO, terrorist, and rock star. These men are featured in underground songs in the drug world-and are re-created in telenovelas, movies and even video games. What the do affects you now, from the gas in your car, to the gold in your jewelry, to the tens of thousands of Latin Americans calling for refugee status in the United States. Listen here : www.robaguilarshow.com

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Ioan Grillo is our guest on episode #40.
Ioan is the author of the critically acclaimed book El Narco. His latest book Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields and the New Politics in Latin America gives us a glimpse into the lives of the powerful men at the heads of these crime families, they are not simply drug traffickers or gangbangers. They strong-arm governments and command militias to rule their fiefs. They are a new kind of criminal kingpin: a hybrid of CEO, terrorist, and rock star. These men are featured in underground songs in the drug world—and they are re-created in telenovelas, movies, and even video games simulating their type of warfare. What they do affects you now—from the gas in your car, to the gold in your jewelry, to the tens of thousands of Latin Americans calling for refugee status in the United States.

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