The Mexican Druglords and their Godfathers

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Journalist Anabel Hernandez describes how Mexico became a base for the mega-cartels of Latin America and one of the most violent places on the planet. Narcoland: The Mexican Druglords and their Godfathers takes readers to the front lines of the “war on drugs,” which has so far cost more than 60,000 lives in just six years and reveals the mind-boggling depth of corruption in Mexico’s government and business elite.


Anabel Hernandez

Comments [12]


Shame that Mr Lopate's questions are so naive...

Apr. 21 2014 12:31 AM

Best interview in weeks, Mr. Lopate. Kudos to the brave Ms. Hernandez and profoundly negative expletives to the American lawmakers and populace that cause this carnage daily by failing to legalize the drugs that American miscreants pay the cartels so willingly to provide over the dead bodies of children in Sonora et al. Parti PRI and others high and low would have to go elsewhere for their grease if we simply stopped empowering the pirates. America might even have to take Mexicans more seriously as people! The students never stop falling from the ceiling of the Palacio Cortez, and no mural can do justice to the blood that NorteAmericano cupidity continues to spill by proxy in Mexico.

Sep. 24 2013 04:47 PM
D.Torres from Manhattan

I had no trouble understanding Ms. Anabel Hernández.
I do admire her courage to speak out, name names, without hesitation.
Ms. Hernández points out with crystal clear clarity, that no one
in this business, where so many people has died, has clean hands.
No the Mexican government and not our government.

Sep. 24 2013 03:28 PM
Anne from Connecticut

Amazing woman. I had no trouble understanding her and am on your site to remember the name of the book so that I can read it. What courage she has!
Thank you once again, Leonard Lopate!

Sep. 24 2013 02:33 PM

Agree with the need for a translator, but have you considered that anyone performing such work might be putting her/himself in danger by working with someone who's already a target of criminals and her government?

Kudos to Lenny and the guest for slogging thru this segment.

Sep. 24 2013 02:03 PM

Ms. Hernandez is an exceptionally bold woman. Journalists in Mexico who haven't gone as far as she has in exposing cartels, organized crime,...etc have been brutally and horrifically murdered.

Sep. 24 2013 01:53 PM
john from office

This is painful, she seems knowledgable but needs a translator.

Len does not contradict anything she says, would not be PC.

As Tony Montana said in Scarface, "Your nothing but a KAKAROACH"

Sep. 24 2013 01:52 PM
fuva from harlemworld

Please. Her English requires a little patience, but it definitely pays off. Course, her English is way better than most of our Spanish (or anything other than English in this monolingual outlier).

Humanity is so indebted to people like her, who risk their very lives to tell the truth. Thank you so much, Anabel. God bless.

Sep. 24 2013 01:50 PM
Chris from CA

I agree with previous comment. The content of this interview is extremely interesting and valuable but the strong accent of Ms. Hernandez detracts from it. I am not doubting her english knowledge but this makes it hard to focus on what she is saying.

Sep. 24 2013 01:46 PM

OMG - the accent. This is painful

Sep. 24 2013 01:45 PM
Miscellaneous from NYC

Ms. Hernandez seems very knowledgeable, but it is very frustrating to listen to her. I think an interpreter would have been helpful for this segment.

Sep. 24 2013 01:42 PM
Amy from Manhattan

"Institutional Revolutionary Party" is my favorite oxymoron.

I appreciate Ms. Hernandez's work in exposing crime & corruption, & I hope she'll be safe & her reporting will help turn the situation around.

Sep. 24 2013 01:39 PM

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