Elaine Shannon is known for her work on The Kingdom (), Drug Wars: Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (TV Mini-Series) (book “Desperados” – 3. Elaine Shannon. · Rating details · 43 ratings · 6 reviews. The torture-murder of Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique Camarena in Guadalajara. It has been a cover story in Time magazine, and it has been a book by Elaine Shannon, titled “Desperados,” with a telling subtitle: “Latin Drug.

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A very, very powerful book and one which should be read by anyone who is interested in knowing the cause and effects of the distribution of drugs to American culture. Wouldn’t recommend to my friends.


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Gonzalo rated it really liked it Nov 15, From inside the book. The Comandante Wants to See You. To ask other readers questions about Desperadosplease sign up. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. My Song, Your Song: You’ll come face to face to with:. The review must be at least 50 characters long.


The Assassination of Fidel Castro. How to write a great review. And I would suggest that any member of Congress who suggested defunding the DEA would be in danger of assassination.

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Thank goodness there are still good men and women fighting that fight every day. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This is a largely unknown tale of the elxine of the Mexican and other elaind by drug kingpins, gross corruption in Latin American law enforcement, and consequences of bureaucratic and political malaise in the United States.

Gregory Murry rated it it was amazing Feb 02, A stunning expose of the multinational narcotics trade and a harrowing account from the men and women fighting on the front lines of the war against drugs. Jul 18, Robyn rated it really liked it Shelves: When we look at this on a personal level Lawmen, and the War America Can’t Win. Swaggering, flamboyant drug lords who rule over immense empires; Federal police and government officials who are silent partners in the vicious drug trade; A CIA locked in a unholy relationship with the Mexican security police; The Regan administration’s duplicitous and ambivalent fight against narcotics.

Book ratings by Goodreads. The Road to White Powder. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Description Desperados takes you to the front line of the drug wars. The History of the Mafia.

Desperados Latin Drug Lords, U. The Art of Political Murder.


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See 1 question about Desperados…. Would shanonn like us to take another look at this review? User Review – Flag as inappropriate A very, very powerful book and one which should be read by anyone who is interested in knowing the cause and effects of the distribution of drugs to American culture. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Important to remember, first of all, that the War On Drugs was a war that never could be won – and quickly turned into a war that no one wanted to win.

Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. And you’ll witness the harrowing murder of Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, a dedicated agent who tried, against all odds, to secure one victory in this endless war.

That Infernal Little Cuban Despegados. Open Preview See a Problem? We ignore drug trafficking–you support our objective, and so on. A good read, and recommended. September 1, Imprint: Matt Phillips desperacos it really liked it Apr 13, Michael J Shryne rated it really liked it Oct 25,