The adage, “follow the money” is true regardless what the subject matter is or who is involved. Of course many “deals” are legitimate and in keeping with the nature of capitalism and a free flowing economy. Working toward economic independence, and even working toward wealth is a fine objective. When the combination of economics and politics comes to the forefront pausing and truly listening or studying the issue is wise. When the subject points to Mexican politics it is imperative you pause and study the various dimensions, and more often than not corruption, gangs, cartels, sinister intent are right up there with wealth creation.
The below mentioned article in the Washington Times clearly demonstrates just how sordid and multifaceted the industry of Mexican drug smuggling truly is, but other than lip service, the predominant majority of elected officials in both the United States and Mexico have no stomach to address much less sincerely confront head-on with all the resources that can be mustered to end this scourge. The drug cartel industry in Mexico continues to grow in operational size and strength. Arguably the cartels are the chief industry of Mexico, but don’t think they want to help the country in which they operate or the citizens. The cartels are a closed shop, a family run business that shares very little other than when they share pays direct and valuable dividends back to the cartel. Mexico has a failed government, and with the election of a new president who proudly proclaims his enthusiasm and belief in a socialist state the country and the unfortunate citizens will witness increased levels of systemic failure along with increased levels of cartel activity. The cartels are very aware the new socialist president has already telegraphed that he has no intentions to confront their sordid and diabolical business; so ever looking to enrich, enlarge, and extend their reach the cartels are dedicatedly at work to accomplish improvements to their industry. Teaming with the Russian mob is one example of the cartels serious enlarging.
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Mexicans, Russian mob new partners in crime
The recent seizure of 20 tons of cocaine from two “fishing boats” manned by Russian and Ukrainian crewmen has raised concerns that Mexican drug smugglers are doing business with the Russian mafia.
U.S. intelligence sources believe drug cartels in Mexico, considered among the worlds most ruthless, have followed the lead of Colombian cocaine smugglers to form alliances with the Russian mob and other Eastern European crime organizations. Led by the Arellano-Felix cartel in Tijuana, the sources said those alliances have been firmly established and involve the shipment of both cocaine and heroin.
Colombian drug cartels discovered the Russian mafia as early as 1992. The Russians, who operated from New York, Florida and Puerto Rico, moved quickly to help the Colombians import drugs into Europe through Italy. The Russian mobsters, many of them former KGB agents, controlled numerous banks in Moscow and established others in Panama and the Caribbean to launder hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit drug profits — for themselves and the Colombians.
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LYLE J. RAPACKI, Ph.D. is an Intelligence and Threat Assessment Specialist who has provided intelligence briefings and consultations to selected members of the Arizona State Legislature on Border Security, Deviant Movement Groups, and threats to State sovereignty from May 2010 thru April of 2018. Dr. Rapacki’s reports, briefings and consultations have enlarged to include elected and law enforcement officials across the country. Lyle believes he is now being directed to sound the Shofar of Warning to the Remnant Church of the challenges and threats directed ahead. He is the author of the successful Amazon Kindle booklet: “Our Forefathers truly Appealed to Heaven” $5 Kindle.