Oct 04 2013
Mexico’s drug war has had a death toll of 60,000 in just 6 years. What is most disturbing about the violence are the links between drug cartels, the police forces, and the very highest echelons of the government.
In a 2010 book that distilled 5 years of painstaking and life-risking reporting, award winning journalist Anabel Hernández revealed the sordid details of who is fighting the drug war, who benefits, and who pays the price. Now, just released in its first English translation by Verso Books, the book is entitled Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords and Their Godfathers. In Narcoland, Hernández names the names of the various drug lords including the notorious El Chapo Guzman, and tells the stories of those government employees and officials who are involved.
In 2012, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers awarded Anabel Hernández the Golden Pen of Freedom award.
Click here to listen to Part 1 of the interview.
GUEST: Anabel Hernández, author of Narcoland: The Mexican Druglords and Their Godfathers