Book Review: Espana Connection by Luis Gomez Arrojo

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2005-01-01
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Gasta, Chad
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Espana connection is a series of in-depth articles on organized crime in Spain written by Luis Gomez, a former editor of El Pais where he is presently an investigative reporter. On the best-seller list in Spain at one time, the book brings to light the growing criminal and drug culture in Spain by centering each chapter on a particular criminal activity, citing official police reports, using eyewitness testimony by field investigators as well as national and international statistics by Interpol, Europol, and the Spanish Guardia Civil, among other official bodies. Gomez then reminds readers about well-known-some might even say infamous-cases of police seizures and arrests which made the international headlines since the early 1990s. Overall, the book reads like an in-depth journalist's report which necessarily shields its sources and arbitrarily documents its statistics.

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This book review is published as Gasta, C.M., Espana connection by Luis Gomez Arrojo. Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies. 9(2005); 246-248. Doi: 10.1353/hcs.2011.0217. Posted with permission.

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