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Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico’s Drug Wars – Book Salon Preview

Saturday, January 21, 2012, 5pm ET.

Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico’s Drug Wars

Chat with Sylvia Longmire about her new book. Hosted by Sam Quinones.

Having followed Mexico’s cartels for years, border security expert Sylvia Longmire takes us deep into the heart of their world to witness a dangerous underground that will do whatever it takes to deliver drugs to a willing audience of American consumers. The cartels have grown increasingly bold in recent years, building submarines to move up the coast of Central America and digging elaborate tunnels that both move drugs north and carry cash and U.S. high-powered assault weapons back to fuel the drug war. Channeling her long experience working on border issues, Longmire brings to life the very real threat of Mexican cartels operating not just along the southwest border, but deep inside every corner of the United States. She also offers real solutions to the critical problems facing Mexico and the United States, including programs to deter youth in Mexico from joining the cartels and changing drug laws on both sides of the border.

SYLVIA LONGMIRE was a senior intelligence officer on drug trafficking and border violence issues for both the Air Force and the state of California, USA. She has been interviewed on Geraldo, CNN International, Bill Handel’s syndicated talk radio show, and is a featured expert on the Discovery Channel’s ten-part series on kidnapping. Currently Longmire is an independent consultant, and testifies as an expert witness on U.S. asylum cases. She lives in O’Fallon, Illinois, USA. (Palgrave)

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