Written by Michael Webster
January 21, 2009
By Michael Webster: Syndicated Investigative Reporter.
Mexico's Drugs, Violence and corruption and all of its related ramifications will bring the country down through revolution by its people.
According to a spokesperson for a new radical group calling itself the JuÃ¡rez Citizens Command is threatening to strike back against lawlessness that has gripped Mexico for a long time, they say that they are going to strike back by killing one criminal a day until order and piece is restored. Similar groups are popping up all across Mexico.
Over the years, with the help of corrupt Mexican officials and corrupt or myopic American officials, and with American politicians nurturing a lack of foresight and discernment therefore developed at the very least a narrow view of what's actually happening in Mexico and are now in denial of a failed state. As a result of this corruption the failed state of Mexico has become one of the most dangerous places in the world where violence runs rampant and Citizens wake up to executed headless bodies in their streets. The spokesperson stated.
Juan Lopez a shop keeper in the border town of Nogales says "The people of Mexico feel that the government is losing the war against the Mexican Drug Cartels bloody violence and that the government is unable to protect us."
The Mexican border towns are like ghost towns with no tourist and no customers to buy their goods. Tourist mainly Americans have stopped shopping in Mexico because of that violence. To make things even more untenable the cartel gangs are demanding protection money from the small Mom and Pop shop owners in Mexico City and throughout the country and it seems the current Calderon government cannot or will not stop it.
Other industries big and small including rich drug traffickers are believed to spend millions buying politicians in the failed hope of government protection as the Calderon administration turns a deaf hear and appear to be in lock step with the U.S. Some say it is because the U.S. is willing to pay more.
Mexico has become the drug capital of the world and the drug superhighway to the United States, delivering its poison of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana to the drug hungry U.S. market.
According to a DEA undercover operative the Mexican drug cartels have gained more and more of the American market. They have grown bolder in their attempts to expand their operations in Mexico and the United States. They now control the ruling party in Mexico and operate the biggest drug business on earth right here in the USA, right under our noses.
Law enforcement on both sides of the border say this is being done through the cartels surrogates Mexican and American gangs. These surrogates smuggle drugs from Mexico to the states and sell or front the drugs to American gang leaders who in turn sell or front the drugs to its members who move the drugs to local dealers and drug addicts for distribution and sales on the streets of America. These same surrogates, conduct murder for hire on behalf of the cartels interests, kidnap and transport victims to Mexico for executions and enforce the cartels will. Many of the drive by and other gang shootings are the result of orders from Mexico.
The Laguna Journal has reported in the past that large amounts of cash from the Mexican drug cartel gangs whom are selling drugs on the streets of American cities are being smuggled back into Mexico.
In its last report, the US Department of Justice disclosed that 17.2 billion dollars in cash entered Mexico in only the past two years as a result of money laundering operations in their country. The report advised that Mexico and Colombia are the principal destinations of narco resources that operate in the US and that "the laundering of drug money is a global industry" with transnational organizations present in various countries.
General Barry McCaffrey, ex-US anti-drug czar, urged a halt to the "hundreds of millions of dollars" smuggled into Mexico since, with those resources, the drug cartels acquire more force and power. He warned that Mexico is in a national emergency. The report, drawn up by the National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC), said that smuggling cash is a method used by traffickers to move profits from drug sales from the US market to the foreign supplier, mainly Mexico and Colombia. It is estimated that those two drug countries launder between 18 and 39 billion dollars annually. "a large part is smuggled in bulk from the US over the southwest border," the report said.
The Mexican Drug Cartels begin their take over of the Mexican Government by infiltrating the 71-year reign of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) by buying its officials and by contributing huge amounts of cash to their cause. When that didn't work as well as they liked they went after the ultimate control of government by causing to be formed the new National Action Party, or PAN they than looked for and found a likely candidate that they felt they could control and as a result President Vicente Fox of the PAN, finally ousted the PRI in 2000.
As most new Mexican administrations in March, Fox declared that his administration was in a "head-on battle against corruption."
"Together, we work for a Mexico full of justice, legality and democratic opportunities," the president said.
Some recent photo's were published in the magazine Quien which gave insight into the before and post-presidential life style and it has sparked outrage among many Mexicans.
"The photos show that he got rich during his six years in office, in a very shameless and cynical way," Lino Korrodi, Mr. Fox's former chief campaign fundraiser, said in one interview of the former president. Leading the chorus of disapproval, Mr. Korrodi claims that as a candidate Mr. Fox was a terrible businessman, permanently in financial straits and keeper of a simple house with servants paid for out of campaign funds.
Mr. Korrodi claims he raised millions for Fox through the very rich and known drug traffickers. His accusations have prompted calls by many for a congressional investigation into Mr. Fox's apparently lavish new found wealth.
Hailed as a hero of democracy when he defeated 71 years of one-party rule in elections in 2000, Mr. Fox left the presidential office vilified by much of the press.
At best, he was accused of living in a fantasy world dubbed Foxilandia and of ignoring the need to shore up democracy. At worst he was charged with orchestrating an electoral fraud favoring his personal choice and colleague, the current president, Felipe CalderÃ³n Hinojosa who was to carry on the Fox traditions.