Often times in law enforcement when you are looking to develop a case or even crack an investigation wide open it boils down to following the trail of money. It has become quite the task to follow the money flowing south from the US to Mexico from the drug trade. Many of the drug cartels have begun following the example of the Colu
mbian drug lords and funneling their money back into their countries through legitimate trade. The purchase of fruits, vegetables and other commodities make the flow of money seem legitimate as it re-enters the country. Even if the companies are suspected as having ties to the drug trade it is still very difficult to investigate and prove after the money is converted into food. Law enforcement on both sides of the border needs to continue pouring resources into stopping the drug trade but with elections facing both countries it will be interesting to see what changes if any occur when new candidates take office.
This documentary is part of Current TV’s Vanguard series. In this documentary Christof Putzel examines the continued use of American guns by Mexican gangs and drug cartels. He even investigates how easy it would be for these guns to be purchased before being smuggled back across into Mexico.
I just got done watching this episode of “Vanguard” on Current TV and was so happy to find the link to share it. This episode covers the violence in Ciudad Juarez and how American guns are fueling the violence. This documentary series is very well done and I hope they continue to cover other informative topics.
You can run but you can’t hide has become a cliché statement in pop culture. However in Mexico with the spreading violence from the Drug War it is not far from reality. With towns previously untouched by the drug cartels being consumed in violence the war is becoming hard to escape. President Calderon released a statement this weekend stating that the drug cartels and organized crime is beginning to threaten the democracy in Mexico. A random family can be victimized in numerous ways including extortion, being robbed, kidnappings, random violence, bus hijackings, school shootings and much more. At a time with many Americans organizing against capital greed it pales in comparison to what the people of Mexico are currently experiencing. Yes, it would be incorrect to say the violence is spread throughout the whole entire country but honestly it’s not far from the truth at this point.
We inform the international press that ANONYMOUS on December 10, 2011 will launch #OpCarreterasSeguras. The team leader for this ANONYMOUS OP is @SpyPeople (twitter username). Its objective is to bring awareness to the thousands of kidnappings, murders and rapes that bus passenger fall prey to by organized crime elements on Mexican highways.
Although we realize that Mexico is facing a current crises, derived from its own internal issues, this does not dissolve the responsibility of the Federal Government and the Bus Companies from protecting those passengers that travel on its highways. The insurance companies that service the bus industry is also a culprit in this particular situation.
Therefore, ANONYMOUS from several countries starting with Mexico, Latin America and Spain will unite to remind the authorities and the bus companies that regardless of internal strife, their duty is to protect and insure the safety of ALL CITIZENS.
ANONYMOUS provides the following evidence of the kidnappings and rapes that are occuring in Mexican highways reported by the mainstream media.
Americans realize the violence which is occurring in Mexico but many mistakingly think it is not the United States problem. I wonder how many would be surprised to learn it is US Dollars and Firearms which continue to fuel the Drug War in Mexico. The first issue of drug consumption by the US should be no surprise to anyone. The sell of drugs in the United States has been estimated to be anywhere between around 8 to 25+ billion dollar industry. Bottom line is that Americans are consuming drugs and in many cases are willingly to pay big money for those drugs. Just like anytime within a free market economy a demand is met with a supply. I think the less realized fact of the drug war is that American guns are being used by the drug cartels to wage this current war. Guns are being crossed at alarmingly high rates and these same guns have been and will eventually result in more violence against innocent citizens of both Mexico and the US. Mexico is not solely to be blamed for the drug war and neither is the United States. If it has taken both countries to create such a mess what will it take for a solution. Any reasonable person can realize that Mexico alone will not be able to stop the current spread of violence.
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