La vida del poderoso y temido narcotraficante Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, alias el Chapo, y los acontecimientos que rodearon su segunda y última fuga de la cárcel. Andrés López López adentra una vez más a sus lectores en el bajo mundo del narcotráfico. Con su estilo único, novelando hechos reales, el autor explora la vida del Chapo Guzmán. Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán: El Varón de la Droga es la historia que hay detrás de los titulares de prensa. El poderoso narcotraficante Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, alias el Chapo, lejos llegó de su humilde niñez en la pequeña población rural de La Tuna, Sinaloa, para convertirse en todo un varón, un recio macho con las agallas para ser el capo más rico, poderoso y buscado del planeta. A partir de las vivencias con sus mujeres y familia, las relaciones con sus sociosy los feroces enfrentamientos con sus enemigos, todo mientras es acechado por las autoridades, Andrés López López desarrolla una historia que entreteje acción, amistad y amor, pero también ambición, traición y maldad.
The Last Narco
Author: Malcolm Beith
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
“Malcolm Beith risked life and limb to tell the inside story of Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Loera, Mexico’s notorious drug capo” (George W. Grayson, author of Mexico: Narco-Violence and a Failed State?). The dense hills of Sinaloa, Mexico, were home to the most powerful drug lord since Pablo Escobar: Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Guzman was among the world’s ten most wanted men and also appeared on Forbes magazine’s 2009 billionaire list. With his massive wealth, his army of professional killers, and a network of informants that reached into the highest levels of government, catching Guzman was once considered impossible Newly isolated by infighting amongst the cartels, and with Mexican and DEA authorities closing in, El Chapo was vulnerable as never before. Newsweek correspondent Malcolm Beith had spent years reporting on the drug wars and followed the chase with full access to senior officials and exclusive interviews with soldiers and drug traffickers in the region, including members of Guzman’s cartel. The Last Narco combines fearless reporting with the story of El Chapo’s legendary rise from a poor farming family to the “capo” of the world’s largest drug empire. “The Last Narco gracefully captures the heroic struggle of those who dare to stand up to the cartels, and the ways those cartels have tragically corrupted every aspect of Mexican law enforcement.” —Laura Bickford, producer, Traffic
Machine Learning in Java
Author: Bostjan Kaluza
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Design, build, and deploy your own machine learning applications by leveraging key Java machine learning libraries About This Book Develop a sound strategy to solve predictive modelling problems using the most popular machine learning Java libraries Explore a broad variety of data processing, machine learning, and natural language processing through diagrams, source code, and real-world applications Packed with practical advice and tips to help you get to grips with applied machine learning Who This Book Is For If you want to learn how to use Java's machine learning libraries to gain insight from your data, this book is for you. It will get you up and running quickly and provide you with the skills you need to successfully create, customize, and deploy machine learning applications in real life. You should be familiar with Java programming and data mining concepts to make the most of this book, but no prior experience with data mining packages is necessary. What You Will Learn Understand the basic steps of applied machine learning and how to differentiate among various machine learning approaches Discover key Java machine learning libraries, what each library brings to the table, and what kind of problems each are able to solve Learn how to implement classification, regression, and clustering Develop a sustainable strategy for customer retention by predicting likely churn candidates Build a scalable recommendation engine with Apache Mahout Apply machine learning to fraud, anomaly, and outlier detection Experiment with deep learning concepts, algorithms, and the toolbox for deep learning Write your own activity recognition model for eHealth applications using mobile sensors In Detail As the amount of data continues to grow at an almost incomprehensible rate, being able to understand and process data is becoming a key differentiator for competitive organizations. Machine learning applications are everywhere, from self-driving cars, spam detection, document search, and trading strategies, to speech recognition. This makes machine learning well-suited to the present-day era of Big Data and Data Science. The main challenge is how to transform data into actionable knowledge. Machine Learning in Java will provide you with the techniques and tools you need to quickly gain insight from complex data. You will start by learning how to apply machine learning methods to a variety of common tasks including classification, prediction, forecasting, market basket analysis, and clustering. Moving on, you will discover how to detect anomalies and fraud, and ways to perform activity recognition, image recognition, and text analysis. By the end of the book, you will explore related web resources and technologies that will help you take your learning to the next level. By applying the most effective machine learning methods to real-world problems, you will gain hands-on experience that will transform the way you think about data. Style and approach This is a practical tutorial that uses hands-on examples to step through some real-world applications of machine learning. Without shying away from the technical details, you will explore machine learning with Java libraries using clear and practical examples. You will explore how to prepare data for analysis, choose a machine learning method, and measure the success of the process.
Author: Mia Flores, Olivia Flores
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
An astonishing, revelatory, and redemptive memoir from two women who escaped the international drug trade, with never-before-revealed details about El Chapo, the Sinaloa Cartel, and the dangerous world of illicit drugs. Olivia and Mia Flores are married to the highest level drug traffickers ever to become US informants. Their husbands worked with--and then brought down--El Chapo, as well as dozens of high-level members of the Mexican cartels. They had everything money could buy: luxury cars, huge houses, and expensive jewelry--but they chose to give it all up when they cooperated with the US government. They knew that life was about more than wealth; it was about love, family, and doing what's right. CARTEL WIVES is a love story, a "Married to the Mob" story, an insider's look into the terrifying but high-flying empire of the new world of drugs, and, finally, the story of a major DEA and FBI operation.
Harness the power of procedural content generation to design unique games with Unity About This Book Learn the basics of PCG development Develop a 2D game from start to finish Explore all the different ways PCG can be applied in games Who This Book Is For This book is for Unity game developers, especially those who work on indie games. You should be familiar with Unity and C# scripting but you'll be able to jump in and start learning PCG straightaway. What You Will Learn Understand the theory of Procedural Content Generation Learn the uses of Pseudo Random Numbers Create reusable algorithm designs for PCG Evaluate the data structures for PCG Develop smaller games with larger amounts of content Generate content instead of spending time designing every minute detail Learn when and how to add PCG to your game Learn the fundamental techniques of PCG In Detail Procedural Content Generation is a process by which game content is developed using computer algorithms, rather than through the manual efforts of game developers. This book teaches readers how to develop algorithms for procedural generation that they can use in their own games. These concepts are put into practice using C# and Unity is used as the game development engine. This book provides the fundamentals of learning and continued learning using PCG. You'll discover the theory of PCG and the mighty Pseudo Random Number Generator. Random numbers such as die rolls and card drafting provide the chance factor that makes games fun and supplies spontaneity. This book also takes you through the full development of a 2D game. Starting with level generation, you'll learn how PCG can make the game environment for you. You'll move into item generation and learn the different techniques to procedurally create game items. Thereafter, you'll be guided through the more abstract PCG areas such as scaling difficulty to the player and even generating music! The book helps you set up systems within your games where algorithms create computationally generated levels, art assets, quests, stories, characters, and weapons; these can substantially reduce the burden of manually creating every aspect of the game. Finally, you'll get to try out your new PCG skills on 3D terrain generation. Style and approach An easy-to-follow, project-based guide that will let you build a complete game by the end of the book using PCG.
El Chapo: Blood Money
Author: Luke Johnson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The story of the infamous and murderous leader of the Sinaloa Cartel and one of the world's most infamous drug dealers, El Chapo Guzman. See how a farm boy selling oranges on a street corner, became one of the wealthiest people in the world, through a ruthless regime of torture, murder and intimidation. Here's some of what you'll find in this book... The humble roots of the most infamous drug baron of modern times the harrowing multiple escapes that frustrated authorities all over the world Interesting insights into the life of El Chapo from his family and close associates The ascension of the Sinaloa Cartel and its most infamous member See the death and destruction one man can create, across international borders See how it took the efforts of two countries to apprehend "Shorty" Explore the inner workings of this successful criminal syndicate Plus much, much more!
Hunting El Chapo
Author: Cole Merrell, Douglas Century
A blend of Manhunt, Killing Pablo, and Zero Dark Thirty, Cole Merrell and Douglas Century’s sensational investigative high-tech thriller—soon to be a major motion picture from Sony—chronicles a riveting chapter in the twentieth-century drug wars: the exclusive inside story of the American lawman and his dangerous eight-year hunt that captured El Chapo—the world’s most wanted drug kingpin who evaded the law for more than a decade. Every generation has a larger-than-life criminal: Jesse James, Billy the Kid, John Dillinger, Al Capone, John Gotti, Pablo Escobar. But each of these notorious lawbreakers had a "white hat" in pursuit: Wyatt Earp, Pat Garrett, Eliot Ness, Steve Murphy. For notorious drug lord Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán-Loera—El Chapo—that lawman is former Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Cole Merrell. In 2006, fresh out of the D.E.A. Academy, Merrell heads west to Arizona where he immediately plunges into a series of gripping undercover adventures, all unknowingly placing him on the trail of Guzmán, the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, a Forbes billionaire and Public Enemy No. 1 in the United States. Six years later, as head of the D.E.A.’s Sinaloa Cartel desk in Mexico City, Merrell finds his life and Chapo’s are ironically, on parallel paths: they’re both obsessed with the details. In a recasting of the classic American Western on the global stage, Hunting El Chapo takes us on Merrell’s quest to achieve the seemingly impossible, from infiltrating El Chapo’s inner circle to leading a white-knuckle manhunt with an elite brigade of trusted Mexican Marines—racing door-to-door through the cartel’s stronghold and ultimately bringing the elusive and murderous king-pin to justice. This cinematic crime story following the relentless investigative work of Merrell and his team unfolds at breakneck speed, taking the reader behind the scenes of one of the most sophisticated and dangerous counter-narcotics operations in the history of the United States and Mexico.
Author: Anabel Hernandez
Publisher: Verso Books
The product of five years’ investigative reporting, the subject of intense national controversy, and the source of death threats that forced the National Human Rights Commission to assign two full-time bodyguards to its author, Anabel Hernández, Narcoland has been a publishing and political sensation in Mexico. The definitive history of the drug cartels, Narcoland takes readers to the front lines of the “war on drugs,” which has so far cost more than 60,000 lives in just six years. Hernández explains in riveting detail how Mexico became a base for the mega-cartels of Latin America and one of the most violent places on the planet. At every turn, Hernández names names – not just the narcos, but also the politicians, functionaries, judges and entrepreneurs who have collaborated with them. In doing so, she reveals the mind-boggling depth of corruption in Mexico’s government and business elite. Hernández became a journalist after her father was kidnapped and killed and the police refused to investigate without a bribe. She gained national prominence in 2001 with her exposure of excess and misconduct at the presidential palace, and previous books have focused on criminality at the summit of power, under presidents Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderón. In awarding Hernández the 2012 Golden Pen of Freedom, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers noted, “Mexico has become one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, with violence and impunity remaining major challenges in terms of press freedom. In making this award, we recognize the strong stance Ms. Hernández has taken, at great personal risk, against drug cartels.” From the Hardcover edition.
In 1872, the boom-town of Birmingham, known as the `workshop of the world', erupted in a series of gang wars. Mobs of youths, armed with stones, heavy-buckled belts and knives, fought pitched battles on the streets in a desperate struggle for territorial supremacy. The `sloggers' were the hooligans of their day, and for 30 years they held the streets in a grip of fear. Gooderson traces the gangs' emergence in Cheapside around 1870, through the Bordesely Riot of 1874 to the brutal antics of the Simpson brothers of Aston and the cop-killer George 'Cloggy' Williams.
Author: Joe ARPAIO, Len SHERMAN
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
Outspoken, no-nonsense, and eminently fascinating, Joseph M. Arpaio captured the public's imagination from his first day as sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, in 1992. He has become an icon, not only in his own state, but all over the world. For 15 years, he has maintained an unprecedented 80% approval rating. Famous for his “get smart and get tough” approach to jails, “Sheriff Joe,” as he is universally known, conceived The Tent City Jail where he houses his inmates in surplus army tents left over from the Korean War. Known as the “Alcatraz of Arizona,” the jail features chain gangs and stringent discipline. By eliminating all comforts for his inmates, he has managed to shave $500,000 annually from the cost of keeping prisoners. But he also offers a wide range of educational and therapeutic courses for inmates. To his ardent followers, he is a hero for both his toughness on crime and his sense of humanity. While his opponents decry him for his iron-fisted approach, no one can deny that Sheriff Joe is one of the country's most respected elected officials. Joe's Law is an uncensored look by “America's Toughest Sheriff” at some of the most important and difficult issues facing America today. As the first law enforcement official in the country to arrest illegal immigrants, Arpaio tackles illegal immigration head on—how it intertwines with drug trafficking, taxes, and crime, and how it impacts healthcare and education as well. Arpaio offers innovative and fair ways to solve this dilemma and many others, not only in his own state but throughout the country. Compelling and courageous, this is a candid take on some of America's most pressing social problems, and one man's revolutionary vision for eliminating them.
Joaquin Guzman Loera, a Mexican drug lord, is also known as El Chapo, which means shorty because of his height. He is also the head of Sinaloa cartel, which is the most powerful drug-trafficking organization across the globe.El Chapo Guzman was born in Badiraguato, Mexico and entered the industry of drug trading during his teenage years. He established Sinaloa cartel in year 1989 and as time went by, it became an immensely profitable worldwide drug-trafficking operation. Renowned for his powerful influence and violent actions, El Chapo Guzman has escaped maximum security prisons several times.
Queen of the South
Author: Arturo Perez-Reverte
This international bestseller inspired the must-watch drama on USA Network starring Alice Braga as Teresa Mendoza. Season 2 premieres on June 8! From “master of the intellectual thriller” Arturo Pérez-Reverte, a remarkable tale, spanning decades and continents—from the dusty streets of Mexico to the sparkling waters off the coast of Morocco, to the Strait of Gibraltar and Spain—in a story encompassing sensuality and cruelty, love and betrayal, and life and death. Few authors inspire the kind of passion that Arturo Pérez-Reverte does. Reviewers, readers, and booksellers alike have embraced his fiction as the perfect blend of suspense and literary ambition. A global bestseller, he is one of the most admired and widely read authors in the world. And this stunning novel is his best yet. Teresa Mendoza's boyfriend is a drug smuggler who the narcos of Sinaloa, Mexico, call "the king of the short runway," because he can get a plane full of coke off the ground in three hundred yards. But in a ruthless business, life can be short, and Teresa even has a special cell phone that Guero gave her along with a dark warning. If that phone rings, it means he's dead, and she'd better run, because they're coming for her next. Then the call comes. In order to survive, she will have to say goodbye to the old Teresa, an innocent girl who once entrusted her life to a pinche narco smuggler. She will have to find inside herself a woman who is tough enough to inhabit a world as ugly and dangerous as that of the narcos-a woman she never before knew existed. Indeed, the woman who emerges will surprise even those who know her legend, that of the Queen of the South.
In recent years the continuity of many firms has been achieved by restructuring, a task which takes up a great deal of senior management's time. Written for busy managers and executives, this book is a practical guide to the process of restructuring, covering both debt and operational restructures.
The decade long search for one of the world's most dangerous men, Joaquin "El Chapo” Guzman led Mexican and U.S., authorities on a bizarre journey that cemented his infamy in history. Mired in violence and lore, the leader of the Sinaloa cartel escaped prison in 2001 and went on a thirteen year terror spree that ended on February 22, 2014. Lost behind the headline grabbing details is a story of a man's journey of redemption which provided the facts eluding authorities necessary to capture the monster. Marcos "Killa" Munoz, a former drug dealer and DEA informant, stepped out of the shadows and provided the logistics of the Sonora drug corridor that was the key to ending the reign of terror. While the world waited, one man stepped out the past and helped make history. Woven into the fast paced investigation of multiple agencies' are the interviews and components that combined to create a path to Guzman's final bastion. The DEA steps to the forefront of the investigation and uses Marco's information as a scythe to slice through the red tape of international politics. A journey of human frailty and emotions that became the catalyst for change in the seething world of drugs and violence. His obdurate refusal to remain buried in the past is an amazing story that will never make the headlines. Long forgotten, the "Ghostman" is back with a vengeance.