Cartel by Sylvia Longmire
The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug Wars

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Having followed Mexico's cartels for years, border security expert Sylvia Longmire takes us deep into the heart of their world to witness a dangerous underground that will do whatever it takes to deliver drugs to a willing audience of American consumers. The cartels have grown increasingly bold in recent years, building submarines to move up the coast of Central America and digging elaborate tunnels that both move drugs north and carry cash and U.S. high-powered assault weapons back to fuel the drug war. Channeling her long experience working on border issues, Longmire brings to life the very real threat of Mexican cartels operating not just along the southwest border, but deep inside every corner of the United States. She also offers real solutions to the critical problems facing Mexico and the United States, including programs to deter youth in Mexico from joining the cartels and changing drug laws on both sides of the border.

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Sylvia Longmire was a Special Agent in the Air Force and a senior intelligence analyst for the state of California. She has been interviewed on Geraldo at Large, CNN and CNN International, BBC World Radio, and her writing is regularly featured in Homeland Security Today magazine. Currently, Longmire is an independent consultant, and testifies as an expert witness on U.S. asylum cases.
Published October 18, 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade. 272 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, History, Crime. Non-fiction

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Switching aspects of the drug war chapter by chapter, Longmire explains why law-enforcement agents have been mostly unable to halt the flow of weapons from the United States into Mexico.

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Red Room

“Nearly 40,000 people have already lost their lives in the drug wars south of the border, and now the cartels are moving their operations north into the United States.” Sylvia Longmire’s work provides an indispensable overview of Mexico’s Drug War and its current impact on the United States’ nat...

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Red Room

Longmire’s book is one of those “can’t put it down” books.

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Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books

Sylvia Longmire’s Cartel presents an insightful introduction to a very complex topic of consequence for U.S. national security: the Mexican drug trade and its incipient violence and destabilization of Mexican governance.

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