A Virtual Festival Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, 2021

Ioan Grillo

Ross McDonnell

Appearing Courtesy of Andria C. Plonka

Ioan Grillo is a contributing writer at The New York Times specializing in crime and drugs. Based in Mexico City, he has also worked for Time magazine, the History Channel, CNN, Reuters, the Associated Press and Esquire. He is the author of "El Narco," a finalist for The Los Angeles Times Book Award, and "Gangster Warlords," a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice and a Guardian Book of the Year. His latest book is "Blood Gun Money." 

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Blood, Guns and Money
Author Ioan Grillo shoots from the hip in his new book, "Blood Gun Money." He follows the bloody trail from American gun manufacturers to the city streets where those guns are used by American drug dealers. Would gun control legislation change things? Let's ask.

Friends of the Festival Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science

Panelist: Ioan Grillo
Moderator: Leon Krauze

Blood Gun Money
How America Arms Gangs and Cartels
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Bloomsbury USA
February 2021
ISBN 9781635572780
400 pages
$28.00, INSTORE
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El Narco
Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Bloomsbury USA
October 2011
ISBN 9781608192113
Hardcover, 321 pages

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