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Women Drug Traffickers: Mules, Bosses, and Organized Crime
by Elaine Carey
In the flow of drugs to the United States from Latin America, women have always played key roles as bosses, business partners, money launderers, confidantes, and couriers--work rarely acknowledged. Elaine Carey's study of women in the drug trade offers a new understanding of this intriguing subject, from women drug smugglers in the early twentieth century to the cartel ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published November 1st 2014 by University of New Mexico Press
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this book provides a historical look at women and their involvement in the drug trade. the discussion early on about the blaming of the "other" and Chinese immigrants to North America was really interesting. I have a much more thorough understanding of the drug trade in North America from the early 1900's through the Depression, Prohibition, and up until now. The author highlights a few very prominent women from Mexico and Colombia and how they built their "empires". I really enjoyed this read ...more