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Stephanie Elizondo Griest

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469631592

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.001.0001

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The Bonder and the Dealer

The Bonder and the Dealer

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All the Agents and Saints

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

University of North Carolina Press

A chance meeting with a bail bond agent turned French restaurateur in Falfurrias, Texas, turns the author onto the drug economy in South Texas. After an overview of Mexico’s Drug War, which claimed at least 60,000 lives during the presidency of Felipe Calderon, the author investigates the case of a local drug runner who got caught rolling bags of cocaine into the breakfast tacos he sold out of his taqueria in South Texas. She also expands on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s concept of “the danger of a single story.”

Keywords:   Mexican drug cartel, The Drug War, Falfurrias, Texas, Narco-trafficking, Tejano, U.S. Mexico border, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie “danger of a single story”, American drug addiction, bail bond agent, drug dealer

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