Michael Deibert

Author, 'In the Shadow of Saint Death: The Gulf Cartel and the Price of America's Drug War in Mexico'

Michael Deibert is the author of Democratic Republic of Congo: Between Hope and Despair (Zed Books, 2013), Notes from the Last Testament: The Struggle for Haiti (Seven Stories Press, 2005) and the forthcoming In the Shadow of Saint Death: The Rise and the Fall of the Gulf Cartel (Lyons Press, 2014).

Michael’s writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, the Miami Herald, Le Monde diplomatique, Folha de Sao Paulo and the World Policy Journal, among other publications. He has been a featured commentator on international affairs for the BBC, Channel 4, Al Jazeera, National Public Radio, WNYC New York Public Radio and KPFK Pafica Radio.

Michael's blog can be read at and he can be followed on Twitter at @michaelcdeibert.