At the Devil's Table

The Man Who Took Down the World's Biggest Crime Syndicate

Author: William C. Rempel

Publisher: Arrow

ISBN: 9780099557777

Category: Cocaine industry

Page: 368

View: 2060

AN IMPOSSBLE CHOICE Jorge Salcedo was trapped. For years, he had climbed the ladder inside the Cali drug cartel, the world's most powerful crime syndicate, and risen to Head of Security. But he'd kept clean, avoided the dirty work, managed to sleep at night. Until now. He'd finally received the order he'd long dreaded, and it meant one thing: kill or be killed. THE HARD WAY Salcedo was a family man, a man with a conscience, a father - he was no cold-blooded murderer. He was left with the last resort. It meant risking his life, his family's life, and the lives of everyone he cared for. He would have to take the whole syndicate down. It was the price to pay for salvation. WOULD YOU RISK YOUR LIFE TO SAVE YOUR SOUL?

At the Devil's Table

The Untold Story of the Insider Who Brought Down the Cali Cartel

Author: William C. Rempel

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 1400068371

Category: True Crime

Page: 346

View: 4175

Traces the 1990s collaborative effort between two U.S. agents and a security chief for a notorious Colombian drug cartel to dismantle the organization and bring its leaders to justice, a life-risking venture marked by a race to extract damaging evidence and protect the life of a key witness.

Drug Lords

The Rise and Fall of the Cali Cartel, the World's Richest Crime Syndicate

Author: Ron Chepesiuk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781903854389

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 6487

The Cali drug cartel changed the face of organised crime. For over twenty years it pumped thousands of tons of cocaine across the world, laundered billions of pounds in illegal profits and was responsible for untold murders and assassinations. Based in the city of Cali, the three founders brought an unprecedented degree of organisation and planning to the drugs trade and through violence, terrorism, intimidation and bribery they became a major threat to society. For the first time the gang's founders are scrutinised and the efforts that brought them to justice are recreated.

At the Devil's Table

Inside the Fall of the Cali Cartel - The World's Biggest Crime Syndicate

Author: William Rempel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781846059032

Category: Cocaine industry

Page: 368

View: 3064

AN IMPOSSBLE CHOICE Jorge Salcedo was trapped. For years, he had climbed the ladder inside the Cali drug cartel, the world's most powerful crime syndicate, and risen to Head of Security. But he'd kept clean, avoided the dirty work, managed to sleep at night. Until now. He'd finally received the order he'd long dreaded, and it meant one thing: kill or be killed. THE HARD WAY Salcedo was a family man, a man with a conscience, a father - he was no cold-blooded murderer. He was left with the last resort. It meant risking his life, his family's life, and the lives of everyone he cared for. He would have to take the whole syndicate down. It was the price to pay for salvation. WOULD YOU RISK YOUR LIFE TO SAVE YOUR SOUL?

Kings of Cocaine

Inside the Medellín Cartel - An Astonishing True Story of Murder, Money and International Corruption

Author: Guy Gugliotta,Jeff Leen

Publisher: Garrett County Press

ISBN: 1891053345

Category: True Crime

Page: 391

View: 421

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.

The Bullet Or the Bribe

Taking Down Colombia's Cali Drug Cartel

Author: Ron Chepesiuk

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275977122

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 972

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

Narcos Inc: the Rise and Fall of the Cali Cartel

Author: Ron Chepesiuk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908518583

Category:

Page: 350

View: 9378

Written with the pace and vividness of a thriller, Narcos Inc also illustrates the similarities between global traffickers and international terrorists and compares the current war on terror with the war on drugs. In this first-ever account of the cartel's rise and fall, Ron Chepesiuk provides a compelling insight into the history of international drug trafficking, organised crime and US drug policy. He draws vivid pictures of the gang's founders and reveals how they built their empire, carving up the massive US market with their rival Medellin Cartel: New York going to Cali, Miami to Medellin.

The Cali Cartel

Beyond Narcos

Author: Shaun Attwood

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548433536

Category: Cartels

Page: 212

View: 9767

An electrifying account of the Cali Cartel beyond its portrayal on Netflix. From the ashes of Pablo Escobar's empire rose an even bigger and more malevolent cartel. A new breed of sophisticated mobsters became the kings of cocaine. Their leader was Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela - known as the Chess Player due to his foresight and calculated cunning. Gilberto and his terrifying brother, Miguel, ran a multi-billion-dollar drug empire like a corporation. They employed a politically astute brand of thuggery and spent $10 million to put a president in power. Although the godfathers from Cali preferred bribery over violence, their many loyal torturers and hit men were never idle. Shaun Attwood's WAR ON DRUGS SERIES - PABLO ESCOBAR, AMERICAN MADE, WE ARE BEING LIED TO and THE CALI CARTEL - are harrowing, action-packed and interlinked true stories that demonstrate the devastating consequences of drug prohibition.

The Last Narco

Inside the Hunt for El Chapo, the World's Most Wanted Drug Lord

Author: Malcolm Beith

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802196225

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 1699

“Malcolm Beith risked life and limb to tell the inside story of Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Loera, Mexico’s notorious drug capo” (George W. Grayson, author of Mexico: Narco-Violence and a Failed State?). The dense hills of Sinaloa, Mexico, were home to the most powerful drug lord since Pablo Escobar: Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Guzman was among the world’s ten most wanted men and also appeared on Forbes magazine’s 2009 billionaire list. With his massive wealth, his army of professional killers, and a network of informants that reached into the highest levels of government, catching Guzman was once considered impossible Newly isolated by infighting amongst the cartels, and with Mexican and DEA authorities closing in, El Chapo was vulnerable as never before. Newsweek correspondent Malcolm Beith had spent years reporting on the drug wars and followed the chase with full access to senior officials and exclusive interviews with soldiers and drug traffickers in the region, including members of Guzman’s cartel. The Last Narco combines fearless reporting with the story of El Chapo’s legendary rise from a poor farming family to the “capo” of the world’s largest drug empire. “The Last Narco gracefully captures the heroic struggle of those who dare to stand up to the cartels, and the ways those cartels have tragically corrupted every aspect of Mexican law enforcement.” —Laura Bickford, producer, Traffic

Media and the American Mind

From Morse to McLuhan

Author: Daniel J. Czitrom

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807841075

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 3913

In a fascinating and comprehensive intellectual history of modern communication in America, Daniel Czitrom examines the continuing contradictions between the progressive possibilities that new communications technologies offer and their use as instruments

ZeroZeroZero

Look at Cocaine and All You See Is Powder. Look Through Cocaine and You See the World

Author: Roberto Saviano

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143109375

Category: True Crime

Page: 448

View: 6367

An analysis of the international cocaine trade and its less-understood role in the global economy explores its rules, armies and influence on everyday life, detailing the arrangements among leading cartels and the violent extent of their power.

Pablo Escobar

Beyond Narcos

Author: Shaun Attwood

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537296302

Category:

Page: 290

View: 7812

The mind-blowing true story of Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel beyond their portrayal on Netflix. Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was a devoted family man and a psychopathic killer; a terrible enemy, yet a wonderful friend. While donating millions to the poor, he bombed and tortured his enemies - some had their eyeballs removed with hot spoons. Through ruthless cunning and America's insatiable appetite for cocaine, he became a multi-billionaire, who lived in a $100-million house with its own zoo. Pablo Escobar: Beyond Narcos demolishes the standard good versus evil telling of his story. The authorities were not hunting Pablo down to stop his cocaine business. They were taking over it. Shaun Attwood's War on Drugs trilogy - Pablo Escobar, American Made, and We Are Being Lied To - is a series of harrowing, action-packed and interlinked true stories that demonstrate the catastrophic consequences of drug prohibition."

Hunting El Chapo

Taking Down the World's Most-Wanted Drug-lord

Author: COLE. CENTURY MERRELL (DOUGLAS.),Douglas Century

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780008245856

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2574


The Accountant's Story

Inside the Violent World of the Medellín Cartel

Author: Roberto Escobar Gaviria,Roberto Escobar,David Fisher

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 289

View: 3757

Pablo Escobar and the Medellin drug cartel formed the greatest criminal empire of all time. At its peak, in the 1980s, Forbes pegged the Escobar fortune at a cool $6 billion. Pablo's older brother Roberto, the author of this book, says that actually theE

The Infiltrator

The True Story of One Man Against the Biggest Drug Cartel in History

Author: Robert Mazur

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316080378

Category: True Crime

Page: 384

View: 2825

The electrifying true story that inspired the major new motion picture The Infiltrator Robert Mazur spent years undercover infiltrating the Medellín Cartel's criminal hierarchy. The dirty bankers and businessmen he befriended-some of whom still shape power across the globe-knew him as Bob Musella, a wealthy, mob-connected big shot living the good life. Together they partied in $1,000-per-night hotel suites, drank bottles of the world's finest champagne, drove Rolls-Royce convertibles, and flew in private jets. But under Mazur's Armani suits and in his Renwick briefcase, recorders whirred silently, capturing the damning evidence of their crimes. The Infiltrator is the story of how Mazur helped bring down the unscrupulous bankers who manipulated complex international finance systems to serve drug lords, corrupt politicians, tax cheats, and terrorists. It is a shocking chronicle of the rise and fall of one of the biggest and most intricate money-laundering operation of all time-an enterprise that cleaned and moved hundreds of millions of dollars a year. Filled with dangerous lies, near misses, and harrowing escapes, The Infiltrator is as bracing and explosive as the greatest fiction thrillers-only it's all true.

2011 National Gang Threat Assessment

Emerging Trends

Author: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1614481547

Category: True Crime

Page: 104

View: 7961

Gangs continue to commit criminal activity, recruit new members in urban, suburban, and rural regions across the United States, and develop criminal associations that expand their influence over criminal enterprises, particularly street-level drug sales. The most notable trends for 2011 have been the overall increase in gang membership, and the expansion of criminal street gangs' control of street-level drug sales and collaboration with rival gangs and other criminal organizations.

Equity, Growth, and Community

What the Nation Can Learn from America's Metro Areas

Author: Chris Benner,Manuel Pastor

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520284410

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

View: 5157

In the last several years, much has been written about growing economic challenges, increasing income inequality, and political polarization in the United States. Addressing these new realities in America's metropolitan regions, this book argues that a few lessons are emerging: first, inequity is bad for economic growth; second, bringing together the concerns of equity and growth requires concerted local action; and third, the fundamental building block for doing this is the creation of diverse and dynamic epistemic (or knowledge) communities, which help to overcome political polarization and to address the challenges of economic restructuring and social divides.