El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency


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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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5.5 X 1.1 X 8.2 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Ioan Grillo has reported on Latin America since 2001 for international media including TIME magazine, Reuters, CNN, the Associated Press, PBS NewsHour, the Houston Chronicle, CBC, and the Sunday Telegraph. His first book, El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency, was translated into five languages and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. A native of England, Grillo lives in Mexico City.


"Grillo's clear-eyed, sobering account has authority and a flair for colourful anecdotes, making for disturbing but riveting reading" - Metro

"A superb report form the front lines of narco-violence" - Independent

"[A] shining example of dogged, impassioned and courageous reporting ... compelling ... his pace is furious, like driving at top speed along a wild mountain track in a pickup and there is no doubting his expertise, his compassion or his grit" - Daily Express

"It is hard enough to report the facts of Mexico's crazy death spiral of drug violence. Ioan Grillo goes much, much deeper. He explains why El Narco threatens the soul of this beautiful country. He tells us how we got here" - William Booth, bureau chief for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, Washington Post

"A fascinating and terrifying account" - Sydney Morning Herald

"Heartbreaking ... El Narco is a fine work of journalism" - Irish Times

"Remarkable" - Houston Chronicle

"Puts a human face on the bloodshed" - Boston Globe