Stratfor looks at the drug cartel’s insurgency against Mexico – Fabius Maximus

Summary: Immigration from Mexico was a hot issue in Campaign 2016. An equally serious danger was ignored — contagion to the US from the insurgency of drug cartels against Mexico.  (Graphic copyright Stratfor 2016)

Source: Stratfor looks at the drug cartel’s insurgency against Mexico | Fabius Maximus website

With increasing legalization of marijuana in the US the cartels are now selling more heroin and methamphetamine.  It’s been a while since I read up on this issue.

Still looking to buy that beachfront bargain in Mexico?

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Ian Fraser: HSBC’s $1.9 Billion Settlement Sets (Another) Dangerous Precedent « naked capitalism

Ian Fraser: HSBC’s $1.9 Billion Settlement Sets (Another) Dangerous Precedent « naked capitalism.

Taibbi, Spitzer Fume Over HSBC Settlement | | Rolling Stone.

HSBC Critic: Too Big To Indict May Mean Too Big To Exist : NPR.

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OK, just one comment. WTF???

Reumofan Plus – Why You Should Not Buy Nor Use This Supplement

BACKGROUND: Reumofan Plus is marketed as a natural dietary supplement for pain relief. Reumofan Plus is labeled in Spanish and promoted for treating arthritis, muscle pain, osteoporosis, bone cancer, and other conditions. The product is manufactured in Mexico by Riger Naturals and sold in some retail outlets, at flea markets, and on various internet sites. FDA has worked closely with the Mexican government on this matter. The Mexican Ministry of Health has issued a health warning to the public and ordered Riger Naturals to recall the product.

Since June 1, 2012, when FDA first warned the public about the dangers of these supplements, the agency has received reports of fatalities, stroke, severe bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract, dizziness, insomnia, high blood sugar levels and problems with liver and kidney functions,as well as corticosteroid withdrawal syndrome

via Safety Alerts for Human Medical Products > Reumofan Plus: Recall – Undeclared Drug Ingredient.

The War to Our South – Mexico Dissolves Their FBI And Moves To Legalize Drugs

President-elect Enrique Pena and his Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) who won control of Mexico’s government on July 1st, moved to dissolve the Agencia Federal de Investigación (AFI). Modeled after the United States FBI, the AFI was founded in 2001 to crack down on Mexico’s pervasive government corruption and drug trafficking. With rival drug cartels murdering between 47,500 to 67,000 Mexicans over the last six years, the move by the PRI represents the total surrender of Mexico’s sovereignty back to the money and violence of Mexico’s two main drug cartels, the Sinaloa Federation and Los Zetas. Coupled with the Obama Administration’s “Dreamer” Executive Order curtailing deportations of illegal aliens, a hands-off policy on both sides of the border foreshadows a huge increase in “narco-trafficking” violence and corruption flooding into the United States.

via Testosterone Pit – Home – Mexico Dissolves Their FBI And Moves To Legalize Drugs.

The War to Our South – 8/27/11

BBC News – Mexico drugs crisis: Monterrey shocked by casino attack

The attack was a bold move by the gangs. It happened in broad daylight, was aimed at civilians and took place in the heart of the city.

BTW, the last travel warning for Mexico from the US State Department is dated 4/22/11 or approximately 5,000 corpses ago.  One of the world’s largest life reinsurance company’s manual still maintains a Standard rating for Mexico.

Well, OK then.