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Based in Mexico City, Ioan Grillo was GlobalPost senior correspondent covering Mexico and Latin America. He has reported on the region since 2001 for media including Time magazine, the Sunday Telegraph, Al Jazeera English, France 24, Letras Libres, the International New York Times and many others. He specializes in drugs and crime and the tragic wars they have unleashed. He is author of "El Narco,” which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and The Orwell Prize. In 2016, he wrote the book “Gangster Warlords.”