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Las Cinco Vidas de Genaro García Luna

Tony Payan | Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

Las Cinco Vidas de Genaro García Luna.

Security has been the most important challenge for Mexico in the 21st century, and one of the most important figures in this area was Genaro García Luna — the secretary of public security who was arrested and tried in the U.S. for his links to drug trafficking.

In this book, the authors trace García Luna’s path through interviews with García Luna himself. He explains his ideas, aspirations and interpretations of key episodes in Mexico’s recent security history and in doing so, shows the reach of organized crime in the most hallowed spaces of Mexico’s bureaucracy.  

Available in Spanish at Amazon