Kings of Cocaine

Kings of Cocaine
Author: Guy Gugliotta,Jeff Leen
Publsiher: Garrett County Press
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2011-07-16
ISBN: 1891053345
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kings of Cocaine Book Excerpt:

This is the story of the most successful cocaine dealers in the world: Pablo Escobar Gaviria, Jorge Luis Ochoa Vasquez, Carlos Lehder Rivas and Jose Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha. In the 1980s they controlled more than fifty percent of the cocaine flowing into the United States. The cocaine trade is capitalism on overdrive -- supply meeting demand on exponential levels. Here you'll find the story of how the modern cocaine business started and how it turned a rag tag group of hippies and sociopaths into regal kings as they stumbled from small-time suitcase smuggling to levels of unimaginable sophistication and daring. The $2 billion dollar system eventually became so complex that it required the manipulation of world leaders, corruption of revolutionary movements and the worst kind of violence to protect.

Kings of Cocaine

Kings of Cocaine
Author: Guy Gugliotta,Jeff Leen
Publsiher: Harpercollins
Total Pages: 680
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9780061000270
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kings of Cocaine Book Excerpt:

Traces the rise of the Medellin Cartel and reveals how the organization perfected its smuggling and processing operations

Colombia s Narcotics Nightmare

Colombia s Narcotics Nightmare
Author: James D. Henderson
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2015-02-10
ISBN: 0786479175
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colombia s Narcotics Nightmare Book Excerpt:

This history of Colombia's illegal drug trade--and of the extreme violence it created--describes how in the late 1960s narcotics traffickers from the United States convinced Colombians who had no previous involvement in the drug trade to grow marijuana for export to America. By the early '70s, foreign (mostly American) traffickers began requesting cocaine. This book focuses on the decades of crime and violence the illegal drug trade brought to Colombia and how this social upset was ended in the early 2000s. Six chapters detail the Medellin and Cali cartels' war against the Colombian government, the revolutionary guerrillas' war against the government, the war that paramilitary groups conducted against the guerrillas, and the way in which the government finally put a stop to the cartel-financed bloodshed. In conclusion, the author assesses Colombia's progress and prospects since the end of the violence claimed the lives of some 300,000 between 1975 and 2008.

Killing Pablo

Killing Pablo
Author: Mark Bowden
Publsiher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2007-12-01
ISBN: 9780802197573
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Killing Pablo Book Excerpt:

Killing Pablo is the story of the fifteen-month manhunt for Colombian cocaine cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar, whose escape from his lavish, mansionlike jail drove a nation to the brink of chaos. In a gripping, up-close account, acclaimed journalist Mark Bowden exposes the never-before-revealed details of how U.S. military and intelligence operatives covertly led the mission to find and kill the world's most dangerous outlaw. Drawing on unprecedented access to the soldiers, field agents, and officials involved in the chase, as well as hundreds of pages of top-secret documents and transcripts of Escobar's intercepted phone conversations, Bowden creates a narrative that reads as if it were torn from the pages of a Tom Clancy technothriller. Killing Pablo also tells the story of Escobar's rise, how he built a criminal organization that would hold an entire nation hostage -- and the stories of the intrepid men who would ultimately bring him down. There is Steve Jacoby, the leader of Centra Spike, the ultrasecret U.S. special forces team that would use cutting-edge surveillance technology to find one man among a nation of 37 million. There is Morris Busby, U.S. ambassador to Colombia, who would convince the Bush administration to approve the deployment of the shadowy Delta Force operators who would be the key to the drug lord's demise. And there is Escobar's archenemy, Col. Hugo Martinez, the leader of Colombia's federal police, who would turn down a $6 million bribe, survive countless attempts on his life, and endure a humiliating exile while waging his battle against the drug lord's criminal empire. It was Martinez's son, raised in the shadow of constant threat from Escobar's followers, who would ultimately track the fugitive to a Bogota rooftop on the fateful day in 1993 when the outlaw would finally meet his end. Action-packed and unputdownable, Killing Pablo is a tour de force of narrative journalism and a stark portrayal of rough justice in the real world.

Drugs and Thugs

Drugs and Thugs
Author: Russell Crandall
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2020-10-27
ISBN: 030025587X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drugs and Thugs Book Excerpt:

A sweeping and highly readable work on the evolution of America’s domestic and global drug war How can the United States chart a path forward in the war on drugs? In Drugs and Thugs, Russell Crandall uncovers the full history of this war that has lasted more than a century. As a scholar and a high-level national security advisor to both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations, he provides an essential view of the economic, political, and human impacts of U.S. drug policies. Backed by extensive research, lucid and unbiased analysis of policy, and his own personal experiences, Crandall takes readers from Afghanistan to Colombia, to Peru and Mexico, to Miami International Airport and the border crossing between El Paso and Juarez to trace the complex social networks that make up the drug trade and drug consumption. Through historically driven stories, Crandall reveals how the war on drugs has evolved to address mass incarceration, the opioid epidemic, the legalization and medical use of marijuana, and America’s shifting foreign policy.

The Fix

The Fix
Author: Michael Massing
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2000-05-31
ISBN: 9780520223356
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fix Book Excerpt:

Massing confronts the failure of the "war on drugs" and documents the much greater potential for reclaiming drug addicts that can be had by treatment and support rather than criminalization, and at a lower cost than building ever more prisons and militarizing drug source countries in Latin America.

The Bullet Or the Bribe

The Bullet Or the Bribe
Author: Ron Chepesiuk
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2003-10-30
ISBN: 9780275977122
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bullet Or the Bribe Book Excerpt:

Chepesiuk details the dramatic rise and fall of one of the world's most powerful drug cartels.

The Economics of Violence

The Economics of Violence
Author: Gary M. Shiffman
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-01-30
ISBN: 1108882838
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Economics of Violence Book Excerpt:

How do we understand illicit violence? Can we prevent it? Building on behavioral science and economics, this book begins with the idea that humans are more predictable than we like to believe, and this ability to model human behavior applies equally well to leaders of violent and coercive organizations as it does to everyday people. Humans ultimately seek survival for themselves and their communities in a world of competition. While the dynamics of 'us vs. them' are divisive, they also help us to survive. Access to increasingly larger markets, facilitated through digital communications and social media, creates more transnational opportunities for deception, coercion, and violence. If the economist's perspective helps to explain violence, then it must also facilitate insights into promoting peace and security. If we can approach violence as behavioral scientists, then we can also better structure our institutions to create policies that make the world a more secure place, for us and for future generations.

The War on Drugs

The War on Drugs
Author: Ron Chepesiuk
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 317
Release: 1999
ISBN: 0874369851
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The War on Drugs Book Excerpt:

Here is the whole story of the world of drugs—from the infamous Opium Wars to the legal availability of narcotics in the United States during the past century; from the unexpected boost given to illicit drugs by Prohibition to the great success of the French Connection.

Drugs in American Society An Encyclopedia of History Politics Culture and the Law 3 volumes

Drugs in American Society  An Encyclopedia of History  Politics  Culture  and the Law  3 volumes
Author: Nancy E. Marion,Willard M. Oliver
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1163
Release: 2014-12-16
ISBN: 1610695968
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drugs in American Society An Encyclopedia of History Politics Culture and the Law 3 volumes Book Excerpt:

Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades

Bribes Bullets and Intimidation

Bribes  Bullets  and Intimidation
Author: Julie Marie Bunck,Michael Ross Fowler
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 445
Release: 2015-06-15
ISBN: 0271059451
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bribes Bullets and Intimidation Book Excerpt:

Bribes, Bullets, and Intimidation is the first book to examine drug trafficking through Central America and the efforts of foreign and domestic law enforcement officials to counter it. Drawing on interviews, legal cases, and an array of Central American sources, Julie Bunck and Michael Fowler track the changing routes, methods, and networks involved, while comparing the evolution and consequences of the drug trade through Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama over a span of more than three decades. Bunck and Fowler argue that while certain similar factors have been present in each of the Central American states, the distinctions among these countries have been equally important in determining the speed with which extensive drug trafficking has taken hold, the manner in which it has evolved, the amounts of different drugs that have been transshipped, and the effectiveness of antidrug efforts.

Consuming Habits

Consuming Habits
Author: Jordan Goodman,Andrew Sherratt,Paul E. Lovejoy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN: 1134093624
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consuming Habits Book Excerpt:

Covering a wide range of substances, including opium, cocaine, coffee, tobacco, kola, and betelnut, from prehistory to the present day, this new edition has been extensively updated, with an updated bibliography and two new chapters on cannabis and khat. Consuming Habits is the perfect companion for all those interested in how different cultures have defined drugs across the ages. Psychoactive substances have been central to the formation of civilizations, the definition of cultural identities, and the growth of the world economy. The labelling of these substances as 'legal' or 'illegal' has diverted attention away from understanding their important cultural and historical role. This collection explores the rich analytical category of psychoactive substances from challenging historical and anthropological perspectives.

Military Review

Military Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Military art and science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Military Review Book Excerpt:

Wages of Crime

Wages of Crime
Author: R. T. Naylor
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780801489600
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wages of Crime Book Excerpt:

Wages of Crime takes the reader into the shadowy underworld of modern criminal business--arms trafficking, gold smuggling, money laundering, and terrorist financing.

The Cali Cartel

The Cali Cartel
Author: Shaun Attwood
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2017-07-18
ISBN: 9780993021565
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cali Cartel Book Excerpt:

An electrifying account of the Cali Cartel beyond its portrayal on Netflix.

REFLECTION OF ASWAD

REFLECTION OF ASWAD
Author: ZARIF FASIL MUHAMMAD,ZEFASIL
Publsiher: ZFM of Zefasil ePublishing
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2017-10-22
ISBN: 1973115727
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

REFLECTION OF ASWAD Book Excerpt:

THE SOUL OF a Black Muslim is born in city conceived in the bed room of parents and the city is Boston where Mask Muslim’s from Roxbury but Mask Muslim don’t remember a skyline or the smell form back then. Rather Mask Muslim remember the city people of which were pioneers of the nation of Islam who has been simple Muslim’s for long after during the leadership of Wraith Deen Mohammed the gave birth to communities all across America that gave birth to my parents union that they grew to love. Mask Muslim long for happiness like my parents young lovers married early on with me being the last of those five children the baby boy. Seek out my ides of March at every turn Brutus’s he couldn’t stop my reign of these unreserved take notes of highs and lows. So many trips to clouds Mask Muslim had remembered it forms one last puff no need to pass. For me, no blasphemy is intend but understanding is of the nature of idea is for too achieve. Left to my advancement Mask Muslim came up out the halls of Clarkston high school with my kin folk from around the world with a pimp dead under that rock Mask Muslim love those places and cities in the south all over this southern battle ground. Southern blood lion lines prevail still out of New England. Mask Muslim stumbled in the cold of far eastern coast so after hard victory. My belly touched the ground, and Mask Muslim started to crawl where

Decade of Nightmares

Decade of Nightmares
Author: Philip Jenkins
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2006-03-15
ISBN: 9780198039723
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decade of Nightmares Book Excerpt:

Why did the youthful optimism and openness of the sixties give way to Ronald Reagan and the spirit of conservative reaction--a spirit that remains ascendant today? Drawing on a wide array of sources--including tabloid journalism, popular fiction, movies, and television shows--Philip Jenkins argues that a remarkable confluence of panics, scares, and a few genuine threats created a climate of fear that led to the conservative reaction. He identifies 1975 to 1986 as the watershed years. During this time, he says, there was a sharp increase in perceived threats to our security at home and abroad. At home, America seemed to be threatened by monstrous criminals--serial killers, child abusers, Satanic cults, and predatory drug dealers, to name just a few. On the international scene, we were confronted by the Soviet Union and its evil empire, by OPEC with its stranglehold on global oil, by the Ayatollahs who made hostages of our diplomats in Iran. Increasingly, these dangers began to be described in terms of moral evil. Rejecting the radicalism of the '60s, which many saw as the source of the crisis, Americans adopted a more pessimistic interpretation of human behavior, which harked back to much older themes in American culture. This simpler but darker vision ultimately brought us Ronald Reagan and the ascendancy of the political Right, which more than two decades later shows no sign of loosening its grip. Writing in his usual crisp and witty prose, Jenkins offers a truly original and persuasive account of a period that continues to fascinate the American public. It is bound to captivate anyone who lived through this period, as well as all those who want to understand the forces that transformed--and continue to define--the American political landscape.

Kings Cross

Kings Cross
Author: Louis Nowra
Publsiher: NewSouth
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN: 1742246559
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kings Cross Book Excerpt:

Louis Nowra burrows beneath the sensationalist Underbelly ‘sex and sin’ narrative, revealing stories and a cast of characters – some household names others little-known - that not even a writer could conjure up. Kings Cross is a no-holds barred place, where backpackers, prostitutes, strippers, chefs, mad men, poets, beggars, booksellers, doctors, gangsters, sailors, musicians, drug traffickers, eccentrics, judges and artists live side by side. Part flaneur, part historian and part eyewitness, Louis Nowra is the best possible guide to a place both real, and a state of mind.

Reflection Of Aswad The Book Of ZEE MASK MUSLIM Original Poetic Story Compiling vol 1 5

Reflection Of Aswad The Book Of ZEE MASK MUSLIM  Original Poetic Story Compiling  vol 1 5
Author: ZEFASIL,Zarif Fasil Muhammad
Publsiher: ZFM of Zefasil ePublishing
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2015-04-23
ISBN: 1482087383
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reflection Of Aswad The Book Of ZEE MASK MUSLIM Original Poetic Story Compiling vol 1 5 Book Excerpt:

The Original Poetic layout of a life tested vol 1-5 of a poetic nature.

Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice

Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Criminal justice, Administration of
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice Book Excerpt: