How Mexican Drug Cartels Make Billions! (The War On Drugs)

In the Mexican War on Drugs, the word, “cartel” gets thrown around a lot. The Sinaloa Cartel; The Gulf Cartel; La Famillia; Los Zetas.

But who actually are these organisations which have inflicted grotesque violence on Mexico – and made billions of dollars in the process? How did they grow from small smuggling gangs, to mighty empires – and then splinter into separate factions each fighting one another?

And, crucially, what role did the War on Drugs itself play in making this violence inevitable?

Uploaded on June 19th, 2021
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