Gun-runners, soldiers all over the world, and the main Mexican drug cartels are the protagonists of this fictionalized essay. We will get to know all the ins and outs of narcotrafficking hand-in-hand with one of the most important and sought-after capos, the head of the Gulf Cartel. We will hear from the famous kidnapper known as “Ear Cutter,” a criminal who was in charge of a gang with connections in the highest echelons of the Mexican police force, with politicians on their payroll… and many more.
Our destinations will include Chicago, the center for drug distribution in the United States under Mexican control; Los Angeles, where the author will meet with members of Mara Salvatrucha, who run the city from the underworld on the margins that is their home; Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, the most dangerous peacetime countries in the world, collapsing in the grip of gangsters. In El Salvador, we will witness the financial maneuverings that take money to its destination in the banks of Switzerland, a country where international millionaires and drug traffickers rub elbows.
The present work explains to us the financial instruments that move billions of dollars through the world and are employed by large governments and international lawbreakers, all with the support of the IMF. And it will get to the bottom of the question of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, a new weapon for money laundering that is totally out of reach for governments and law enforcement, as well as the new electronic wallets used by the big-time traffickers.