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A talk by Mexican journalist Anabel Hernández. Her sensational exposé on the ties between Presidents Vicente Fox, Felipe Calderón, and drug cartels, "Los señores del narco," sold more than 100,000 copies. Hernández's talk in El Paso is part of a nationwide tour upon the publication of her book in English, under the title "Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords and Their Godfathers."
A definitive history of the drug cartels, Narcoland takes US readers to the front line of the drug debate; explaining in riveting detail how Mexico became a base for Los Zetas and Sinaloa, mega-cartels of Latin America. The book includes extensive interviews with drug lords and government officials, and is the first book to definitively link the rise of the drug cartels in Mexico to government and business complicity at the very highest levels. At every turn, Hernández names names—not just the narcos, but also the politicians, judges and businesses who have collaborated with them.
Hernández and her work have been the subject of intense national controversy. Upon the publication of Los señores del narco, the death threats the journalist received forced the National Human Rights Commission to assign her two full-time bodyguards.
ANABEL HERNÁNDEZ is one of Mexico's leading investigative journalists. She has worked on national dailies including Reforma, Milenio, El Universal and La Revista. Her previous books include La familia presidencial, Fin de fiesta en los pinos, and Los cómplices del presidente. Hernández is the recipient of the Citizens Council for the National Journalism Award and the 2012 Golden Pen of Freedom Award.