The upsurge of violence in Mexico may have had nothign to do with Presidente Calderon’s crackdown on cartels
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Dr. Vanda Felbab-Brown’s interview in the current Journal of International Affairs makes the important point that transactional crimes (e.g., drug trafficking) have no inherent association with violence. The Mexican drug gangs are violent, their fellows in the Japanese Yakuza are not, for example. Even the same trafficking organization acts differently depending on the law enforcement […]
Alejandro Hope is on the case with updated information from around Mexico. He sees some positive signs, but mostly it’s a grim picture. Full analysis and helpful charts here.
Alejandro Hope, a frequent and much valued commenter on this site, is quoted in this week’s Economist saying that Mexican law enforcement responds inappropriately to massacres perpetrated by organized crime groups (e.g., the Sinaloa Cartel and Zetas). Alejandro argues that when, for example, a group of decapitated bodies is dumped in a gang’s territory, the […]
reason 9.b.ii: We selflessly share our highest values with unfortunate people around the world and improve the cultures we engage with. Today, let us reflect on two of those values, namely “more stuff cheap” [Amen], and “business as a moral calling” “highest standards of honesty and transparency” , um, wait a minute, “if no-one’s not […]