In his ongoing love affair with the Armed Forces and the progressive militarization of the Mexican state, AMLO decorates General Salvador Cienfuegos, accused by the DEA of involvement in drug trafficking.
This article is the first in Avispa Midia’s series, Chiapas: Disappearing on the Southern Border of Mexico.
It describes the context of the violence between the drug cartels as it has devolved over the past two years and the lives of thousands of residents that are being affected. We will be translating the whole series as they are published.
This is the second installment of the series Chiapas: Disappearing on Mexico’s Southern Border, produced by Avispa Mídia. In the first installment we presented a contextualization of the conflict that has exploded in recent months in Chiapas. (See our blog this Wednesday for the translation of the first installment.)
”If cartel recruitment were halved, in 2027 their size would be 11% smaller. “Mathematically, therefore, a preventive strategy is much more successful than a traditional reactive strategy”, explained Prieto. This positive vision is counterbalanced by a much worse one. If the cartels continue at the same rate of recruitment and violence, in 2027 there could be 40% more deaths and the organizations would grow by 26%.”