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By Tom Diaz,Chris Swecker

“ Tom Diaz has tired a few shoe leather-based, very like an exceptional detective, in collecting proof, now not myths or city legends. for this reason he has produced a correct and accomplished examine a grave and current possibility to our society.”

— From the Foreword by means of Chris Swecker, former Assistant Director of the FBI and previous head of the FBI’ s legal research Division


No Boundaries is a stressful account of what many think of the “ subsequent Mafia” — Latino crime gangs. just like the Mafia, those gangs function a world community, reflect on violence a regimen subject, and defy U.S. legislation enforcement at each point. additionally, the gangs spawn kingpins reminiscent of the infamous Nelson Varela Martinez Comandari, who approximately turned the 1st “ Latin godfather” within the United States.

Focusing at the la– dependent Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and the 18th highway Gang, and the Chicago-based Latin Kings, Tom Diaz describes how local gangs developed into tremendous brutal, refined legal organizations and the way neighborhood and federal specialists have struggled to suppress them. As he makes transparent, the matter of transnational Latino gangs includes advanced nationwide and overseas matters, equivalent to racial tensions, immigration coverage, clash in Latin the US, and international financial pressures.


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