This project was inspired by Rodrigo Canales' TED talk: The Deadly Genius of Mexican Drug Cartels
Check it out here: http://www.ted.com/talks/rodrigo_canales_the_deadly_genius_of_drug_cartels

Brand revenue statistics were drawn from Forbes' list of The World's Most Valuable Brandshttp://www.forbes.com/powerful-brands/

Statistics regarding trade value estimates & profit projections of DTOs were compiled by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC): http://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/Studies/Illicit_financial_flows_2011_web.pdf

Drug Lord Bios were written by Illon Grillo and published by time.com: http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,2019221,00.html