Mexico’s conflict has rippled across continents.
With Libya broken by war, and plagued by corruption and weak institutions, crime is flourishing.
The Mexican Drug War and its wider conflict comes to London’s doorstep.
To understand drug trafficking is to understand modern economics. The only way the cartels can function is, contrary to popular culture, not by being an outcast in the economic system, but by being a fundamental part of it.
The ‘Blood Avocados’ phenomenon illustrates a key point; The Mexican Drug War is about more than the narcotics trade.
150,000–200,000 Mexican men, women and children have been killed or disappeared in drug-related violence