Big Banks Back Mobsters and Murder in Mexico: Analyst
That may sound contradictory, as US counter-drug policy often makes international headlines. The recent capture of Sinaloa cartel chief Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as “El Chapo,” is one example. But Watt stresses that the gangs are only one layer in depths of corruption.
Watt says to ask the question of how to solve the violence in Mexico is larger than how to capture the next “El Chapo”. But Watt thinks governments are unwilling to address the major structural problems that contribute to the drug trade, like unemployment, poverty and corruption in the major institutions including police forces, government and the army. And perhaps most significantly, they’re unwilling to tackle the big banks that make money off the drug trade.