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Noah Widelo: Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime in Mexico

Another negative externality of drug trafficking from Mexico’s largest drug cartels is money laundering. Money laundering schemes are such a complicated and interesting topic that one of Netflix’s most popular shows, Ozark, tells the story of its microeconomic and macroeconomic effects. Money laundering is the concealment of illegally obtained money from drug sales involving foreign banks and legitimate business. Uneducated… Read more →

Noah Widelo: Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime in Mexico

As previously mentioned before, Mexican drug cartels make massive amounts of money moving illegal narcotics into the United States. However, the effects of having violent, unhinged cartels located within Mexico’s borders accounts for rising rates in drug-use. The president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has pushed for amending the nation’s drug laws. The logical reasoning is that after the drug components… Read more →

Noah Widelo: Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime in Mexico

Blog 2 It is important to understand the dynamics of the drug trafficking organizations. The major drug trafficking groups originating in Mexico is always evolving with the challenges from competition, changing markets, and increased regulation. It is widely debated how many definite drug trafficking organizations exist to date. During the decade of the 2010’s, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has… Read more →

Noah Widelo: Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime in Mexico

Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime in Mexico The issue of drug trafficking and organized crime in Mexico has produced longstanding, devastating effects for the country and surrounding regions. Mexico traffics narcotics such as heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, and other illicit drugs into South America and the United States. Large drug cartels debilitate the political economy due to corruption of the government… Read more →