crime

“Drug cartels ‘threaten’ Mexican democracy”

Another in a series describing the decline of the Mexican State, and what this means for America. “Drug cartels ‘threaten’ Mexican democracy“, Financial Times, 13 July 2008 — Excerpt: The head of Mexico’s intelligence service has warned that the country’s democratic institutions, including the national Congress, are under threat from powerful drugs cartels. In one …

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Stratfor: the Mexican cartels strike at Phoenix, AZ

This is one in an increasingly bold series of violent actions — military-level operations — by the Mexica cartels, now working both sides of the border.  Stratfor has covered this story early and well.  Perhaps one day the mainstream media will cover it as well. “Mexican Cartels and the Fallout From Phoenix“, Stratfor (2 July …

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“Combating the Growing Threat of International Organized Crime”

Summary:  On rare occasions speeches by public officials deserve attention.  This is one, describing the growing danger of international criminal organizations.  For more on the geopolitical implications of this, see John Robb’s Global Guerillas website, or read his book Brave New War.  Hat tip on this to Simon Hunt Strategic Services. “Combating the Growing Threat …

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