MIAMI, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The much anticipated launch of "El cartel de los sapos 2" by Colombian writer Andres Lopez Lopez is now taking place in the US and Puerto Rico. This true story brings to life the real players of one of the most fearsome drug cartels in the world: The Norte del Valle Cartel.
Yet to be adapted for television or film, the book will soon be released on the big screen, starring Manolo Cardona and Tom Sizemore, and will also include the first part of the saga recounted in "El cartel de los sapos."
This is the real inside story of Colombia's drug world as told by, Carmelo, a key player in the Norte del Valle Cartel. As the son of a hired gunman, Carmelo grew up to become chief of security for Diego Montoya, head of the notorious Norte del Valle. The book walk the reader through each and every aspect of Montoya's drug Empire, from the workings of the dangerous "kitchens" (drug labs), reconnaissance missions for new drug routes to evade the authorities, and the shocking links to members of Colombia's Fuerza Publica as well as renowned politicians. The key position he played within the extradited drug lord's organization allowed him to be a privileged witness and leading player in the war that consumed the Norte del Valle cartel.
"El cartel de los sapos 2" unveils previously unknown aspects of the relationship between the drug mafias and paramilitary groups, the role placed by Carlos and Vicente Castano of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (or AUC, in Spanish) in the business operations, and the internal conflicts during the Santa Fe de Ralito summit. It portrays a frightening picture of how freely the rival criminal groups moved within the country to carry out their plots for revenge, planned assassinations, and cargo distribution. The book also explains the origins of this all-out war which, in the end, led to the capture of Don Diego Montoya and to the end of the Norte del Valle Cartel.
Andres Lopez Lopez. (Cali, 1971). When he was just a teenager, he entered the drug world under the command of the Norte del Valle Cartel. He quickly ascended within the organization until he became the target of US Federal Agencies. After surviving the conflicts that arose among his comrades, he gave himself up to the US judicial system in 2001. While living behind bars, Andres Lopez Lopez decided to tell his story and the story of those who made up one of the most dangerous criminal groups in his country. His book "El cartel de los sapos" became a bestseller and led to the creation of El cartel, an international television series success viewed by millions around the globe. Andres Lopez Lopez is also the author of the book "Las fantasticas: Las munecas de la mafia". He now spends his time writing for film and television.
ANDRES LOPEZ LOPEZ IS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS WITH THE MEDIA.
The book, published by Santillana under the editorial seal Aguilar, is already available at bookstores nationwide.
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SOURCE Santillana USA