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Author Campbell, Howard, 1957-

Title Drug war zone : frontline dispatches from the streets of El Paso and Juárez / Howard Campbell
Edition First edition
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, [2009]
©2009
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 310 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, map
Series The William & Bettye Nowlin series in art, history, and culture of the Western Hemisphere
William & Bettye Nowlin series in art, history, and culture of the Western Hemisphere.
Contents Part 1. Smuggling in the drug war zone: Introduction: Drug trafficking -- studies and sources relevant to the Mexican-American drug war zone ; La Nacha: The heroin queen of Juarez ; The roots of contraband smuggling in El Paso ; Female drug lord ; Community-based drug use, smuggling, and dealing in the 1970s and 1980s ; Selling drugs in downtown Juarez: Juan and Jorge ; A young smuggler and his family ; Blaxicans: The life of a Chicano smuggler and musician on the borderline of African American and Mexican American culture ; Drug addiction and drug trafficking in the life of an anarchist ; Drug smuggling through tunnels: The tale of a scuba-diving instructor ; Witness to a Juarez drug killing -- Part 2. Law enforcement in the drug war zone: Introduction: Ethnographic dimensions of law enforcement in the drug war zone ; Undercover agent on the Border: Cultural disguises ; The death of Francisco ; A Juarez policeman fighting drug traffickers ; Journalism and drug trafficking: Covering the narco beat on the Border ; Patrolling the drug war zone: A Border Patrol Agent in the War on Drugs ; Intelligence and the drug war: Commander of an Antidrug Task Force on the Border ; Excerpt from Weed: Adventures of a Dope Smuggler by Jerry Kamstra ; Agent on prohibition -- Epilogue and conclusion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-295) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Drug control -- Mexican-American Border Region -- Case studies.
Drug traffic -- Social aspects -- Mexico -- Ciudad Juárez -- Case studies.
Drug traffic -- Social aspects -- Texas -- El Paso -- Case studies.
Drug traffic -- Mexican-American Border Region -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009021911
ISBN 0292799098 (electronic bk.)
9780292799097 (electronic bk.)