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Ashlie Rodriguez interviews author Ioan Grillo

welcome back. the hunt institute for global competiveness at utep is holding a speaker series on “trans-boundary security issues the hunt institute wants to help foster the economic and social well- being of communities– on the paso del norte region. tonight they have guest spearker ioan grillo. he’s a new york times writer columnist — who’s reported on the mexican and latin american illegal drug trade since 2001. he’s author of the books– “gangster warlords, dru dolars,”- “killing fields and the new politics of america” — and “el narc inside mexico’s criminal insurgency.” and joing us now is: ioan grillo – grillo embedded himself in the front lines of cities where gangs, cartels, and police are facing off – grillo realized a new breed of criminal kingpin was becoming the norm right in front of his eyes: – guzman is just one kingpin in a sprawling network of criminal fiefdoms that extend from the streets of juarez in mexico to the favelas in brazil and the slums of jamaica. – how is the drug war changing? – how can we stop it? if you’re interested in going the presentation– grillo will be if you’re interested in going the presentation– grillo will be speaking from 5-30 to 8 this evening at the el paso museum of art energy aditorium. admission is free.

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