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Author Boullosa, Carmen, author.

Title A narco history : how the United States and Mexico jointly created the "Mexican drug war" / Carmen Boullosa & Mike Wallace.

Publication Info. New York ; London : OR Books in partnership with Counterpoint Press, [2016]
[Place of manufacture not identified] : Distributed to the Trade by Publishers Group West, [date of manufacture not identified]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  363.45 BOU    Check Shelf
Description xxvii, 226 pages : illustrations, maps ; 19 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-226).
Contents Introduction: The Forty-Three -- 1910s-1930s -- 1940s-1950s -- 1960s-1970s -- 1980s -- 1988 -- 1990s -- 2000-2006 -- 2006 -- 2006-2012 -- 2012- -- New directions -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliography -- About the authors.
Summary The term 'Mexican Drug War' implies that the ongoing bloodbath, which has now killed well over 100,000 people, is an internal Mexican affair. But this diverts attention from the U.S. role in creating and sustaining the carnage. It's not just that Americans buy drugs from, and sell weapons to, Mexico's murderous cartels. It's that ever since the U.S. prohibited the use and sale of drugs in the early 1900s, it has pressured Mexico into acting as its border enforcer-with increasingly deadly consequences.Mexico was not a helpless victim. Powerful forces within the country profited hugely from supplying Americans with what their government forbade them. But the policies that spawned the drug war have proved disastrous for both countries. Written by two award-winning authors, one American and the other Mexican, A Narco History reviews the interlocking twentieth-century histories that produced this twenty-first century calamity, and proposes how to end it.
Subject Drug control -- Mexico.
Drug control -- Mexican-American Border Region.
Drug control -- United States.
Drug control. (OCoLC)fst01032891
Mexico. (OCoLC)fst01211700
North America -- Mexican-American Border Region. (OCoLC)fst01239966
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Wallace, Mike, 1942- author.
ISBN 1944869123
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