#36 – Ioan Grillo – Pt. 2 – Blood Gun Money: How America Arms Gangs and Cartels

May 19, 2021

Ioan Grillo is a journalist who has reported on the Mexican Drug War and cartel violence for the last 20 years. His books include “El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency,” “Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields, and the New Politics of Latin America,” and “Blood Gun Money: How America Arms Gangs and Cartels.”

In this episode we discuss his newest book, Blood Gun Money, which is a look at how the illegal gun and drug trades are intertwined, and how U.S. gun laws result in firearms making their way into black market in Mexico and Latin America, including into the hands of drug cartels.

Co-hosts: Brian Normand, David Nickles, Russell Hausfeld. Editor: Matt Payne


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