Three songs about heroin

Marianne Faithfull – Before the Poison

The Stranglers – Golden Brown

Velvet Underground – Waiting for the Man (didn’t for the obvious one)

I’ve been reading a lot lately about the drug chaos in Mexico. I learned that the heroin trade in Sinaloa, Mexico was started by Chinese immigrants who moved to the region in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The difficult-to-traverse mountains provided a perfect place to start a drug trade that continues to this day.

Book recommendations:

Murder City by Charles Bowden
El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency by Ioan Grillo
2666 by Roberto Bolaño