To Die in Mexico by John Gibler
Dispatches from Inside the Drug War (City Lights Open Media)

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"Gibler is something of a revelation, having been living and writing from Mexico for a range of progressive publications only since 2006, but providing reflections, insights, and a level of understanding worthy of a veteran correspondent."—Latin American Review of Books

Combining on-the-ground reporting and in-depth discussions with people on the frontlines of Mexico's drug war, To Die in Mexico tells behind-the-scenes stories that address the causes and consequences of Mexico's multibillion dollar drug trafficking business. John Gibler looks beyond the myths that pervade government and media portrayals of the unprecedented wave of violence now pushing Mexico to the breaking point.

 

About John Gibler

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John Gibler weaves narrative journalism with lyrical descriptions, combining the journalist's trade of walking the streets and the philosopher's task of drawing out the tremendous implications of the seemingly mundane. Gibler has been living and writing from Mexico since 2006. He has reported for Left Turn, In These Times, Common Dreams, Yes! Magazine, Colorlines, and ZNet, and has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered, CNN, and Democracy Now!
 
Published June 28, 2011 by City Lights Publishers. 226 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, History. Non-fiction

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Gibler argues passionately to undercut this “case study in failure.” The drug barons are only getting richer, the murders mount and the police and military repression expand as “illegality increases the value of the commodity.” With legality, both U.S. and Mexican society could address real issue...

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Gibler (Mexico Unconquered) documents Mexico's drug war, its enormous profits and grievous human costs, in taut prose and harrowing detail.

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“The tragedy of mass incarceration, community degradation, and decades of brutality and murder at the hands of U.S.-supported counterinsurgencies and military dictatorships throughout the hemisphere is now being repeated as the farce of senseless murder, a so-called ‘narco insurgency' south of th...

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The opening sequence of To Die in Mexico: Dispatches from Inside the Drug War (City Lights, $15.95) gives the reader a glimpse of an unimaginable, terrifying reality: a state prison warden letting convicted killers out at night, providing them with vehicles, weapons, and bulletproof vests;

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