"Official stories say that violence in Latin America is a product of criminal activity and the drug trade. Organized Violence exposes how that narrative serves corporate and state interests and de-politicizes events that have more to do with logistics infrastructure, social control, and the extractive industries than with cocaine. Global capital and violence reinforce conditions that fortify the current economic order, and whether it be the military, police, or death squads that pull the trigger, economic expansion benefits from repressive activities carried out under the guise of fighting crime."
paperback, 304 pages, published May 2019.
Contributors: Contributors: Patricia Alvarado Portillo, Michelle Arroyo Fonseca, Paula Balduino de Melo, Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, Ana Del Conde, Arturo Ezquerro-Cañete, Mary Finley-Brook, Antonio Fuentes Díaz, Simon Granovsky-Larsen, Carlos Daniel Gutiérrez-Mannix, Elva F. Orozco Mendoza, Rosalvina Otálora Cortés, Dawn Paley, Heriberto Paredes Coronel, Jorge Rebolledo Flores, Tyler Shipley, Luis Solano