Drug Trade

The Brian Lehrer Show

Stickup Kids

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Randol Contreras, assistant professor of sociology at California State University, Fullerton, talks about his new book, The Stickup Kids: Race, Drugs, Violence, and the American Dream, in which he explores the complexity of the drug trade through research in the South Bronx neighborhood where he grew up.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Drug Violence in Mexico

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Almost 35,000 people have been killed in the drug related violence in Mexico since 2006--120 bodies were found just since last week. We'll get an update on the violence and its origins from Viridiana Ríos, PhD candidate at the Department of Government at Harvard University, and co-author of the report Drug Violence in Mexico: Data and Analysis Through 2010.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Ed Vulliamy on Amexica

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Ed Vulliamy talks about travelling along the Mexican-American border, from the Pacific coast to the Gulf of Mexico, from Tijuana to Matamoros, and witnessing corruption, all-out civil war, and beauty and resilience. In Amexica: War Along the Borderline, he describes how the narco gangs work: how people, weapons, and drugs are smuggled back and forth across the border, why the middle-class is fleeing Mexico, and he writes of the heroes, villains, and victims of the border frontier.

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