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Stratfor: “When the Mexican Drug Trade Hits the Border”

Here is another insightful article from Stratfor about one of the most important geopolitical dangers to America.  Summary of previous analysis about Mexico on the FM site (see the links at the end for more information): (1)  In 2005 the cartels began killing police chiefs (example here), showing that the cartels were growing beyond the …

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Stratfor writes about “the third war” in Mexico

Here is another insightful article from Stratfor about one of the most important geopolitical dangers to America.  Hat tip on this from Zenpundit’s post on “The Colombianization of Mexico” (11 April 2009) — Excerpt: Colombia went through a similar cycle, opportunistic criminal gangs taking advantage of the accelerating civil war between the Colombian government, FARC …

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Update Mexico: “The Long Arm of the Lawless”

As Martin van Creveld said over a decade ago, Mexico might turn out to be the greatest threat to America’s sovereignty that we have even encountered.  See the links at the end for more information. In 2005 the cartels began killing police chiefs (example here), showing that the cartels were growing beyond the government’s control.  …

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“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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