Alma Guillermoprieto, listed among the top 100 public intellectuals in the world by Foreign Policy magazine, explores the narcocultura spawned by Mexico’s drug wars.
How did this happen? How did Mexico come to this? Briefly, I hope to explain that the bloodshed and corruption now afflicting the country are the highly predictable result of the war on drugs and that the men who murder each other in the atrocious ways now grabbing headlines all over the world are strengthened and emboldened in their task by something we can call the narcocultura.
January 13, 2009
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article