Carlos Slim: Patron of Mexico's Power Mafia


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Author(s): Diego Osorno

The biography of Carlos Slim, one of the richest people of all time, is not just the tale of the first man from a developing country to ever reach the top of the Forbes list of billionaires. It is the story of a character who represents the neoliberal mentality of our times, who mistrusts politicians, believes that the market is the most efficient mechanism for everything (even to combat corruption), and sees philanthropy as a social investment with businesses as the exclusive form of collective wealth.
In this new book, produced through years of thorough investigation, Osorno examines this symbol of twenty-first-century capitalism and of Mexico. Similar surreal dimensions lead Osorno to openly ask whether a man as rich as him can also be a good person.

About the author:

Diego Osorno was born in Monterrey, Mexico, in 1980. In his career as an author, he has written five books on drug trafficking and social movements in Mexico. As a journalist, he has received several awards, including the Latin American Prize for Journalism on Drugs 2011 and the International Prize for Journalism Process 2011.

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ISBN-13: 9781786634375

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Language: English

Number of Pages: 336

Publication Date: 20191203

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Product Form: Hardback

Dimensions (LxWxH): 240 mm161 mm26 mm 

Weight: 496 gr

 

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