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Your Call: Gangster warlords and the new politics of Latin America

Jan 28, 2016

 On the January 28th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Journalist Ioan Grillo about his new book, “Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields, and the New Politics of Latin America.” 

In 2014, U.S. authorities detained more than 67,000 unaccompanied children, the majority of whom were fleeing violence plaguing Central America.

Since the Cold War ended, Grillo says, drug gangs have grown into cartels wielding violence and enough power to strong-arm governments and command militias. 

How are narcos affecting civil society and politics across the Americas and the Caribbean? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guest:
Ioan Grillo, journalist and author of "Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields, and the New Politics of Latin America" and "El Narco"

Web Resources:

Ioan Grillo

Ioan Grillo Speaking at the First Congregation Church

Los Angeles Times: Mexico Under Siege

Business Insider: These DEA maps show how much of the US drug market 'El Chapo' Guzmán's cartel controls

PBS POV: Excerpt from Ioan Grillo’s Narcos