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27 juni 2012

'Nette' banken profiteren van drugs-terreur Mexico

How Can We Stop the Mexican Drug Insanity When Banks and Much of the Establishment Profit Big Time from Illegal Drugs?
Door Mark Karlin, / Alternet, 26 juni 2012

Corruption in the drug war extends far beyond the hands of drug cartels - our own banks, businesses, and government profit from illegalization of drugs.

Zie ook (deels later toegevoegd): 

'Buitensporig geweld VS aan grens met Mexico'
Trouw, 18 oktober 2012 

Shocking Stories of Loss Motivate Mourners of Mexico's Drug War Victims to Hold the U.S. Responsible
Door Kristen Gwynne, Alternet, 25 september 2012

Mexicans are determined to make America hear the truth about its role in Mexico's drug war. 

[...] The US backs, and even trains, Mexico’s military, despite allegations of human rights abuses.

[...] This summer, a Senate investigation found that HSBC was complicit in allowing Mexican drug cartels to launder billions of dollars through its U.S. operations. The Senate report also says U.S. regulators knew that the bank had a poor system to defend against laundering, but did nothing to demand improvement. While US forces were training and arming the Mexican military to fight cartels, US bankers were cashing in on cartel profits.

A Jaw-Dropping Explanation of How Governments Are Complicit in the Illegal Drug Trade
Door Lars Schall, Asia Times / Alternet, 10 september 2012

Mexican Poet Retired His Pen When His Son Was Murdered -- Now He's Turned Tragedy Into a Movement to the End Drug War
Door Jamie Haase, Alternet, 14 augustus 2012

Western banks 'reaping billions from Colombian cocaine trade'
Door Ed Vulliamy, The Guardian, 2 juni 2012

Our Failed Drug Policy Will Wreak Disaster by 2050 - Why We Need Reform Now
Door Alan Travis, The Guardian / Alternet, 27 juni 2012

Wikipedia over de  Mexicaanse drugsoorlog:

62 killed in 2006
2,837 killed in 2007
6,844 killed in 2008
9,635 killed in 2009
15,273 killed in 2010
16,466 killed in 2011
3,810 killed in 2012
Total estimate of deaths: 54,927

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