THE LAST NARCO Inside the Hunt for El Chapo, The World's Most Wanted Drug Lord.

"Malcolm Beith gives clarity and light to an area almost impossible to decipher and decode." – Eduardo Medina Mora, former Attorney General of Mexico

"Brave and honest... as reliable a guide as you are likely to get to the cross-currents of the drug war." - The Economist

“The Last Narco gracefully captures the heroic struggle of those who dare to stand up to the cartels, and the ways those cartels have tragically corrupted every aspect of Mexican law enforcement.” - Laura Bickford, producer, Traffic

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By Malcolm Beith

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Wanted: El Chapo

The Sun: Mexico’s most-wanted man is expanding his drug operations to include Europe. Inside the Sinaloa cartel’s UK connection.

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Guatemala problems

Guatemala’s government has declared a state of siege in the northern province of Alta Verapaz, a troubled area which has become overrun by Mexican cartels – namely, Los Zetas. I went down to that area (just a bit southwest of Alta Verapaz) in December 2008 to check out the situation, here’s a report i did at […]

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Chapo woz ‘ere?

The Diario de Chihuaha reports that Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, Mexico’s most-wanted man and the subject of my book, The Last Narco, narrowly escaped the army’s net the other day. Apparently, Chapo was the primary target of a raid that led to the capture of Enrique Lopez Acosta, aka El Cumbias, in the Chihuahua […]

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Prison break in Nuevo Laredo

So 141 prisoners escaped from a Nuevo Laredo state penitentiary on Friday. Seriously, folks, this is getting ridiculous. In the past two years, there have been major breaks from prisons in Zacatecas, Nuevo Laredo, Culiacan, Juarez, Tijuana, Matamoros, Reynosa and a few other cities. Even Puente Grande, from which Chapo made his infamous laundry cart […]

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