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"Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields & the New Politics of Latin America
Date Thursday January 28
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA.
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorBob Baldock
Emailbob [at] kpfa.org
Phone5108485006
AddressKPFA - 1929 M.L.K. Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA
A new kind of criminal has arisen: part CEO, part terrorist, and part rock star, unleashing guerrilla attacks, strong-arming governments, and taking over much of the world’s trade in narcotics, guns, and human beings. What they do affects you now—from the gas in your car... to the tens of thousands of Latin Americans wanting refugee status in the U.S. From the author of the critically acclaimed El Narco, Ioan Grillo brings us the shocking story of these ruthless men who command the cartels through Latin America. This is the first definitive account of the crime wars now wracking Central and South America and the Caribbean, regions largely abandoned by the U.S. after the Cold War. “Terrific...Essential reading.” —Steve Coll, The New Yorker Grillo has covered Latin America since 2001 and gained access to every level of 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 policy-makers, Grillo provides a disturbing new understanding of a war that has now spun out of control— one that people across the political spectrum must confront right now.
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Added to the calendar on Saturday Dec 19th, 2015 11:41 AM
§Ioan Grillo: Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars & Politics in Latin America
by Nancy Tubbs, nancy_tubbs@fullcalendar.com Wednesday Dec 23rd, 2015 10:23 PM
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents:

IOAN GRILLO
Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields, and The New Politics of Latin America

A new kind of criminal has arisen: part CEO, part terrorist, and part rock star, unleashing guerrilla attacks, strong-arming governments, and taking over much of the world's trade in narcotics, guns, and human beings. 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 wanting refugee status in the U.S. From the author of the critically acclaimed El Narco, Ioan Grillo brings us the shocking story of these ruthless men who command the cartels through Latin America. This book is the first definitive account of the crime wars now wracking Central and South America and the Caribbean, regions largely abandoned by the U.S. after the Cold War.

"Terrific...Essential reading." -Steve Coll, The New Yorker

Grillo has reported on Latin America since 2001 for international media including Time magazine, Reuters, CNN, PBS News Hour, CBC, the BBC World Service and others. His first book, El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency, was translated into 5 languages, and was a finalist for the L.A. Times' Book Prize and the Orwell Prize. A native of Britain, he lives in Mexico City.

Hosted by Vylma V, a Puerto Rican, an activist, human rights attorney, and former public defender. Currently for KPFA she is the news editor for La Raza Chronicles, one of the hosts for Women's Magazine, and has guest-hosted for Livingroom, Saturday Morning Talkies and UpFront. She is also the executive producer of Goddess on the Radio, which airs on KPFB 89.3 every Saturday at 2pm.

Advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 or Books, Inc, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe's, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway's S.F. - Modern Times. $15 door, KPFA benefit http://www.kpfa.org/events

$12 advance, $15 door.

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