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Contraband Corridor: Making a Living at the Mexico–Guatemala Border


The Mexico–Guatemala border has emerged as a geopolitical hotspot of illicit flows of both goods and people. Contraband Corridor seeks to understand the border from the perspective of its long-term inhabitants, including petty smugglers of corn, clothing, and coffee. Challenging assumptions regarding security, trade, and illegality, Rebecca Berke Galemba details how these residents engage in and justify extralegal practices in the context of heightened border security, restricted economic…


Rogue State

Pub Date : 2006 | Author : William Blum | Publisher : Zed Books

ISBN 10 : 1842778277
ISBN 13 : 9781842778272

Rogue State and its author came to sudden international attention when Osama Bin Laden quoted the book publicly in January 2006, propelling the book to the top of the bestseller ch..


Deep Politics And The Death Of Jfk

Pub Date : 1996-06-22 | Author : Peter Dale Scott | Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN 10 : 9780520205192
ISBN 13 : 0520205197

Meticulously documented investigation uncovering the political secrets surrounding John F. Kennedy's assassination...


The Rough Guide To Mexico

Pub Date : 2013-06-03 | Author : John Fisher | Publisher : Penguin

ISBN 10 : 9781409332350
ISBN 13 : 1409332357

The Rough Guide to Mexico is the ultimate travel guide to this fascinating nation: with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best Mexican attractions - this completely revis..


Drugs Crime And Corruption

Pub Date : 1995-07-01 | Author : Richard Clutterbuck | Publisher : NYU Press

ISBN 10 : 9780814715291
ISBN 13 : 081471529X

Crimes generated by the drug world are rampant. A full half of all murders in the United States are drug-related. Each year, 30,000 Columbians die violent deaths, victims of the dr..


L A Confidential

Pub Date : 2013-01-01 | Author : James Ellroy | Publisher : Grand Central Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9781455528745
ISBN 13 : 1455528749

L.A. Confidential is epic "noir", a crime novel of astonishing detail and scope written by the bestselling author of The Black Dahlia. A horrific mass murder invades the lives of v..


America S Deadliest Export

Pub Date : 2014-07-10 | Author : William Blum | Publisher : Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN 10 : 9781780324487
ISBN 13 : 1780324480

'A fireball of terse information.'Oliver Stone 'A remarkable collection. Blum concentrates on matters of great current significance, and does not pull his punches. They land, backe..


Byzantine Women

Pub Date : 2017-10-19 | Author : Lynda Garland | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781351953719
ISBN 13 : 1351953710

This volume brings together a group of international scholars, who explore many unusual aspects of the world of Byzantine women in the period 800-1200. The specific aim of this col..


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