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Caudillos del crimen
Author: Ioan Grillo
Publisher: Grijalbo
ISBN: 6073143494
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Year: 2016-07-15
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En un escalofriante recorrido, Ian Grillo se adentra en los dominios de las cuatro organizaciones criminales más violentas de América Latina. De Ioan Grillo, autor del bestseller El narco. Un libro que te vuela la tapa de los sesos y uno de los documentos más importantes de la última década sobre delincuencia organizada en América Latina. Ioan Grillo emprende un escalofriante recorrido por diversos campos de batalla de la región. Con osadía excepcional, se adentra en los dominios de cuatro organizaciones criminales: el Comando Rojo en Brasil, la Shower Posse en Jamaica, la Mara Salvatrucha en Centroamérica y los Caballeros Templarios en México. En una investigación periodística de primer nivel, Grillo pone al descubierto diversas redes delictivas donde confluyen pandillas, mafias, escuadrones de la muerte y cultos religiosos. Uno de sus objetivos principales es interpretar los mecanismos de la violencia demente así como las motivaciones de los adictos... al gatillo. Mezcla de empresarios, terroristas y estrellas de rock, los caudillos del crimen lanzan ataques propios de una guerrilla, operan como fuerzas políticas e intimidan gobiernos, combaten a sus rivales y se hacen cargo de una gran parte del comercio mundial de estupefacientes, armas y seres humanos. El lector se encuentra así ante la temible visión de una guerra que está fuera de control y que sigue cobrando vidas diariamente. La crítica ha opinado: "Una sorprendente exploración de los horrores de la violencia en el hemisferio occidental" -Kirkus Reviews- "Es un oficio tenso y agotador, pero en este libro Ioan Grillo ha alcanzado varios logros espectaculares" -Misha Glenny, The New York Times- "Ioan Grillo es un reportero intrépido que te quita el aliento; visita lugares en los que la policía no se atrevería a entrar y busca a personajes que no dudarían en matarlo" -Francis Wheen, Mail on Sunday-
Mafia Life
Author: Federico Varese
Publisher: Malpaso Ediciones SL
ISBN: 8417081860
Pages: 335
Year: 2018-06-11
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El libro más completo e incisivo sobre el crimen organizado en todo el mundo.La Yakuza japonesa, las triadas chinas, la Cosa Nostra siciliana, la 'Ndrangheta calabresa, la Mafia norteamericana, las poderosas mafias rusas... ¿Qué significa pertenecer a una organización mafiosa? ¿Cómo se entra y se asciende? ¿Qué ocurre si rompes las reglas? Federico Varese ha estudiado durante décadas las entrañas de las grandes organizaciones criminales y lo ha hecho sobre el terreno, infiltrándose en ceremonias de iniciación, visitando los clubs donde se entretienen los capos más sanguinarios, asistiendo a discretas reuniones en hoteles de lujo... Desde Rusia hasta Dubái pasando por Londres, Palermo o Nueva York, ha recorrido el mundo en busca de secretos que nadie hasta ahora había desvelado. He aquí el retrato y la historia de un universo dominado por el miedo, la muerte, el dolor y la ambición."Federico Varese es dos escritores en uno: un valiente cazador de hechos que persigue a su presa con el celo de un periodista purasangre y un estudioso que examina y analiza sus capturas con incansable frialdad." John le Carré"Federico Varese es el capo dei capi entre los estudiosos de la mafia. Su deseo de conocer las capas de violencia, camaradería, codicia y corrupción de los hombres que desprecian y parasitan la sociedad lo sumerge en esos mundos y le permite afirmar que, a pesar de sus diferencias, todos son iguales." Financial Times
Gangster Warlords
Author: Ioan Grillo
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620403803
Pages: 384
Year: 2016-01-19
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On a ranch south of Texas, the man known as The Executioner leaves five hundred body parts in metal barrels. In Brazil's biggest city, a mysterious prisoner orders hit men to gun down forty-one police officers and prison guards in two days. In southwest Mexico, a meth maker is venerated as a saint while enforcing Old Testament justice on his enemies. A new kind of criminal kingpin has arisen: a hybrid of CEO, terrorist, and part rock star, commanding guerrilla attacks, strong-arming governments, and taking over much of the world's trade in narcotics, guns, and humans. 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. Gangster Warlords is the first definitive account of the crime wars unleashing humanitarian disaster in Central and South America and the Caribbean, regions largely abandoned by the United States after the Cold War. Author of the critically acclaimed El Narco, Ioan Grillo has covered Latin America since 2001 and gained access up the cartel chain of command in what he calls the new battlefields of the Americas. Moving between militia-controlled ghettos and the halls of top policymakers, Grillo provides a disturbing new understanding of a war that has spiraled out of control--and needs to be confronted now.
Murder Machine
Author: Gene Mustain, Jerry Capeci
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101665882
Pages: 496
Year: 1993-07-01
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"The inside story of a single Brooklyn gang that killed more Americans than the Iraqi army."—Mike McAlary, columnist, New York Post They were the DeMeo gang—the most deadly hit men in organized crime. Their Mafia higher-ups came to know, use, and ultimately fear them as the Murder Machine. They killed for profit and for pleasure, following cold-blooded plans and wild whims, from the mean streets of New York to the Florida Gold Coast, and from coast to coast. Now complete with personal revelations of one of the key players, this is the savage story that leaves no corpse unturned in its terrifying telling. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS From the Paperback edition.
Dark Ambition
Author: Ann Brocklehurst
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143198262
Pages: 320
Year: 2016-11-08
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Tim Bosma was a happy young father with a promising future when he listed his pickup truck for sale online, went for a test drive with two strangers, and never returned. The story of the Hamilton man’s strange disappearance in May 2013 captured headlines across the country and took over social media, resonating with everyone who had ever taken a test drive or bought and sold goods online. When Dellen Millard and Mark Smich were eventually arrested and charged with Bosma’s murder, the mystery only deepened. Millard was the wealthy heir to an aviation business. Smich was his ne’er-do-well best friend from a middle-class family. There was no obvious reason why the pair had made it their deadly mission to steal a truck, murder its owner, and incinerate the body. Tim Bosma was their randomly chosen “thrill kill” target. Veteran journalist and private investigator Ann Brocklehurst had a front-row seat at Millard’s and Smich’s 2016 trial, where many of the questions about their shocking crime were finally answered. Others still linger, waiting to be further explained at two more murder trials set for 2017. Both Millard and Smich have been charged with the first-degree murder of Laura Babcock, who disappeared in summer 2012. And Millard alone faces murder charges in the death of his father, which previously has been ruled a suicide. Compelling and suspenseful, Dark Ambition chronicles an unfathomable crime and its chilling perpetrators. From the Hardcover edition.
A Rip in Heaven
Author: Jeanine Cummins
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440627916
Pages: 320
Year: 2004-06-01
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It was a headline story in the New York Times and USA Today. It was covered by Court TV and profiled on the Ricki Lake Show. Now, here is the intimate memoir of a shocking crime and its aftermath...one family's immediate and unforgettable story of what victims can suffer long after they should be safe.
The Eagle's Throne
Author: Carlos Fuentes
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307432165
Pages: 352
Year: 2007-12-18
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Here is a true literary event–the long-awaited new novel by Carlos Fuentes, one of the world’s great writers. By turns a tragedy and a farce, an acidic black comedy and an indictment of modern politics, The Eagle’s Throne is a seriously entertaining and perceptive story of international intrigue, sexual deception, naked ambition, and treacherous betrayal. In the near future, at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Mexico’s idealistic president has dared to vote against the U.S. occupation of Colombia and Washington’s refusal to pay OPEC prices for oil. Retaliation is swift. Concocting a “glitch” in a Florida satellite, America’s president cuts Mexico’s communications systems–no phones, faxes, or e-mails–and plunges the country into an administrative nightmare of colossal proportions. Now, despite the motto that “a Mexican politician never puts anything in writing,” people have no choice but to communicate through letters, which Fuentes crafts with a keen understanding of man’s motives and desires. As the blizzard of activity grows more and more complex, political adversaries come out to prey. The ineffectual president, his scheming cabinet secretary, a thuggish and ruthless police chief, and an unscrupulous, sensual kingmaker are just a few of the fascinating characters maneuvering and jockeying for position to achieve the power they all so desperately crave. From the Hardcover edition.
Landscapes of Fear
Author: Yi-Fu Tuan
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307819027
Pages: 288
Year: 2013-01-02
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To be human is to experience fear, but what is it exactly that makes us fearful? Here is one geographer’s striking exploration of our landscapes of fear as they change throughout our lives and have changed throughout history. Yi-fu Tuan investigates landscapes of the natural environment which are threatening, and landscapes filled with the dark imageries of the mind; fears of drought, flood, famine, and disease, shared by all members of a community, and fears of the particular ghosts which haunt the individual imagination. In this lucidly-written, ground-breaking survey, Professor Tuan delves into many cultures and reaches back into our prehistory to discover what is universal and what is particular in our inheritance of fear. Starting with fear in animals, he raises and explores a variety of questions: What is specifically human about fear? Is there or has there ever been a “fearless” society? Professor Tuan examines the most specific forms fear takes in the mind of the child, among hunters and agriculturists, inside the walls of a medieval Chinese city, among Navaho Indians and American immigrants. He explores the ways in which authorities create landscapes of terror to instill fear in their own populations; and he probes that most basic of all contradictions between the need for human security and the fear of human nature. Professor Tuan particularly emphasizes how, in coping with fears of enemies, strangers, the insane, wolves, wind, witches, mountains, dragons, rain, or the terror that the universe itself might crumble, humans respond adventurously by creating “shelters,” ranging from fairy tales to cosmological myths. We watch as human beings continually draw and redraw their “circles of safety,” never feeling entirely at peace within them.
Bandit Roads
Author: Richard Grant
Publisher: Abacus
ISBN: 0748111743
Pages: 304
Year: 2009-10-01
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There are many ways to die in the Sierra Madre, a notorious nine-hundred-mile mountain range in northern Mexico where AK-47s are fetish objects, the law is almost non-existent and power lies in the hands of brutal drug mafias. Thousands of tons of opium and marijuana are produced there every year. Richard Grant thought it would be a good idea to travel the length of the Sierra Madre and write a book about it. He was warned before he left that he would be killed. But driven by what he calls 'an unfortunate fascination' for this mysterious region, Grant sets off anyway. In a remarkable piece of investigative writing, he evokes a sinister, surreal landscape of lonely mesas, canyons sometimes deeper than the Grand Canyon, hostile villages and an outlaw culture where homicide is the most common cause of death and grandmothers sell cocaine. Finally his luck runs out and he finds himself fleeing for his life, pursued by men who would murder a stranger in their territory 'to please the trigger finger'.
Vlad
Author: Carlos Fuentes
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 156478780X
Pages: 112
Year: 2012-07-18
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Where, Carlos Fuentes asks, is a modern-day vampire to roost? Why not Mexico City, populated by ten million blood sausages (that is, people), and a police force who won’t mind a few disappearances? “Vlad” is Vlad the Impaler, of course, whose mythic cruelty was an inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. In this sly sequel, Vlad really is undead: dispossessed after centuries of mayhem by Eastern European wars and rampant blood shortages. More than a postmodern riff on “the vampire craze,” Vlad is also an anatomy of the Mexican bourgeoisie, as well as our culture’s ways of dealing with death. For—as in Dracula—Vlad has need of both a lawyer and a real-estate agent in order to establish his new kingdom, and Yves Navarro and his wife Asunción fit the bill nicely. Having recently lost a son, might they not welcome the chance to see their remaining child live forever? More importantly, are the pleasures of middle-class life enough to keep one from joining the legions of the damned?
Foreign Policy Begins at Home
Author: Richard N. Haass
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465038646
Pages: 224
Year: 2014-04-08
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A rising China, climate change, terrorism, a nuclear Iran, a turbulent Middle East, and a reckless North Korea all present serious challenges to America's national security. But it depends even more on the United States addressing its burgeoning deficit and debt, crumbling infrastructure, second class schools, and outdated immigration system. While there is currently no great rival power threatening America directly, how long this strategic respite lasts, according to Council on Foreign Relations President Richard N. Haass, will depend largely on whether the United States puts its own house in order. Haass lays out a compelling vision for restoring America's power, influence, and ability to lead the world and advocates for a new foreign policy of Restoration that would require the US to limit its involvement in both wars of choice, and humanitarian interventions. Offering essential insight into our world of continual unrest, this new edition addresses the major foreign and domestic debates since hardcover publication, including US intervention in Syria, the balance between individual privacy and collective security, and the continuing impact of the sequester.
Reading Poulantzas
Author: Alexander Gallas, Lars Bretthauer, John Kannankulam, Ingo Stutzle
Publisher:
ISBN: 085036647X
Pages: 296
Year: 2011
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The Greek Marxist and political sociologist Nicos Poulantzas is one of the most influential postwar European left thinkers. Although he died more than 30 years ago, this discourse argues that Poulantzas’s political impulses and studies are more topical than ever. Offering valuable insight, the book maps controversies and reflects upon the differing views regarding how Poulantzas’s work should be continued and surpassed. Four major themes are explored: the economy and the state in the capitalist mode of production; power and domination; space and statehood; and crisis, transformation and political strategies.
Border Insecurity
Author: Sylvia Longmire
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137443731
Pages: 256
Year: 2014-04-22
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When confronted with the challenges of border security and illegal immigration, government officials are fond of saying that our borders have never been as safe and secure as they are now. But ranchers in the borderlands of Arizona and Texas fear for their lands, their cattle, their homes, and sometimes their lives due to the human and drug smuggling traffic that regularly crosses their property. Who is right? What does a secure border actually look like? More importantly, is a secure border a realistic goal for the United States? Border Insecurity examines all the aspects of the challenge—and thriving industry—of trying to keep terrorists, drug smugglers, and illegal immigrants from entering the United States across our land borders. It looks at on-the-ground issues and controversies like the border fence, the usefulness of technology, shifts in the connection between illegal immigration and drug smuggling, and the potential for terrorists and drug cartels to work together. Border Insecurity also delves into how the border debate itself is part of why the government has failed to improve information sharing and why this is necessary to establish a clear and comprehensive border security strategy.
Greater Gotham
Author: Mike Wallace
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199723052
Pages: 1000
Year: 2017-09-04
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In this utterly immersive volume, Mike Wallace captures the swings of prosperity and downturn, from the 1898 skyscraper-driven boom to the Bankers' Panic of 1907, the labor upheaval, and violent repression during and after the First World War. Here is New York on a whole new scale, moving from national to global prominence -- an urban dynamo driven by restless ambition, boundless energy, immigrant dreams, and Wall Street greed. Within the first two decades of the twentieth century, a newly consolidated New York grew exponentially. The city exploded into the air, with skyscrapers jostling for prominence, and dove deep into the bedrock where massive underground networks of subways, water pipes, and electrical conduits sprawled beneath the city to serve a surging population of New Yorkers from all walks of life. New York was transformed in these two decades as the world's second-largest city and now its financial capital, thriving and sustained by the city's seemingly unlimited potential. Wallace's new book matches its predecessor in pure page-turning appeal and takes America's greatest city to new heights.
Historia mínima de Centroamérica
Author: Rodolfo Pastor
Publisher: El Colegio de Mexico AC
ISBN:
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Year: 2012-05-28
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