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Ioan Grillo discusses book "El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency" on Thursday's Access Utah


Tom Williams’ guest for the hour on Thursday is journalist Ioan Grillo, who has written about Mexican narcotraffickers for the past decade, even interviewing members of the cartels and their death squads. He says that “El Narco is not a gang; it is a movement and an industry drawing in hundreds of thousands from bullet-ridden barrios to marijuana-growing mountains.” Grillo believes these cartels “have transformed into a criminal insurgency that threatens the nation’s democracy and spirals into the United States.” 

The Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy in partnership with Westminster College presented its fourth lecture in the2012-2013 Ambassador John Price and Marcia Price Lecture Series on Tuesday, January 15, featuring Ioan Grillo discussing his book El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency.