Economy & Business, International, Politics

Mexico Admits: Heroin Epidemic is Destroying Our Country

Over the past 10 years, the makeup of Mexico’s criminal landscape has shifted from a handful of big cartels and some splinter groups to more than 400 gangs operating all over the country, many of them with ties to the US.

Mexico’s criminal landscape has shifted over the past decade, with hundreds of gangs and splinter groups emerging. Those groups partner with and fight against the few remaining major cartels that control much of the drug trade. That proliferation has been a challenge and asset for major cartels, but it has overwhelmed Mexican law enforcement. Read more…

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