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The Resource Twilight on the line : underworlds and politics at the U.S.-Mexico Border, Sebastian Rotella

Twilight on the line : underworlds and politics at the U.S.-Mexico Border, Sebastian Rotella

Label
Twilight on the line : underworlds and politics at the U.S.-Mexico Border
Title
Twilight on the line
Title remainder
underworlds and politics at the U.S.-Mexico Border
Statement of responsibility
Sebastian Rotella
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It would seem the stuff of a fevered thriller if it were not all true: Street gang members from San Diego recruited by a drug cartel are embroiled in the murder of a Roman Catholic cardinal at the Guadalajara airport. Border guards struggle to resist the relentless temptation, despair, and lawlessness at the international line, while Mexican federal police ride shotgun for drug lords in Chevy Suburbans stolen in San Diego. A tunnel is dug under the U.S.-Mexico border to a cannery where cocaine is to be hidden in cans of jalapeño peppers. An alliance of Asian and Mexican racketeers smuggle hundreds of Chinese immigrants. This is the U.S.-Mexico border in the 1990s, a microcosm of porous borders everywhere between the worlds of wealth and poverty, legal and illegal business, power and corruption, democracy and authoritarianism, hope and despair.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rotella, Sebastian
Dewey number
363.45/0972/1
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5831.M46
LC item number
R67 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drug traffic
  • Gangs
  • Crime
  • Illegal aliens
Label
Twilight on the line : underworlds and politics at the U.S.-Mexico Border, Sebastian Rotella
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The View from Big Boy -- 2. El Brinco (The Leap) -- 3. Border Cops: The American Foreign Legion and the Dog That Bit Other Dogs -- 4. The Gang and the Cardinal -- 5. The Mysteries of Lomas Taurinas -- 6. Narco-politics: Benitez and Beyond -- 7. The Little Village of Jorge Alberto Duarte -- Epilogue: The Prisoner in the Window
Control code
36807426
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780393041132
Lccn
97011890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Twilight on the line : underworlds and politics at the U.S.-Mexico Border, Sebastian Rotella
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The View from Big Boy -- 2. El Brinco (The Leap) -- 3. Border Cops: The American Foreign Legion and the Dog That Bit Other Dogs -- 4. The Gang and the Cardinal -- 5. The Mysteries of Lomas Taurinas -- 6. Narco-politics: Benitez and Beyond -- 7. The Little Village of Jorge Alberto Duarte -- Epilogue: The Prisoner in the Window
Control code
36807426
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780393041132
Lccn
97011890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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