Summary: Stratfor explains one aspect of our free market globalized world -- the export of fentanyl to America by Mexico's capitalist cartels. They saw the market and successfully met its demands, despite powerful opposition. As for Mexico, for a decade geopolitical experts have prophesied its doom from the growing power of the cartels. So far … Continue reading Stratfor: Mexico’s entrepreneurs provide the fentanyl that America wants!
Summary: Building a wall is one of Trump's major campaign promises. Under the Secure Fence Act of 2006 America spent $6 billion to build 690 miles of fences and walls along the 1,900 mile border with Mexico (in addition to existing walls of unknown length). Here Stratfor examines the mechanics of fulfilling Trump's promises. The … Continue reading Stratfor: The Hurdles to Building Trump’s Border Wall
Summary: Immigration from Mexico was a hot issue in Campaign 2016. An equally serious danger was ignored -- contagion to the US from the insurgency of drug cartels against Mexico. Geopolitical infections spread just as biological ones do. Here Stratfor gives us a status report for Mexico's decade-long war on drugs. A wall will not … Continue reading Stratfor looks at the drug cartel’s insurgency against Mexico
Summary: Rivers give value to the adjacent lands but respect neither our rules of ownership nor our national boundaries. The Rio Grande shows how this complicates relations between nations, as both America and Mexico depend on its waters, waters drying up and desperately needed. Water: The Other U.S. - Mexico Border Issue Stratfor, 13 May … Continue reading Stratfor looks at another U.S. – Mexico border issue: water
Summary: Stratfor looks at events in our southern partner, whose dynamics we ignore but might have a decisive effect on 21st century America. Trade, crime, immigration -- Mexico is a central player in all of these, yet we pay more attention to events in Yemen. It's another example of our cloudy vision, a weakness that … Continue reading STRATFOR gives A New Way to Think About Mexican Organized Crime