Here is an excerpt from my latest article on MexiData.info:
"The U.S. drug market is no longer satisfying the greed of Mexican drug lords and their cartels. Now they’re looking to Europe and the stronger purchasing power of the higher-value euro, and they’re using West Africa to get there... In January 2007, the Mexico City daily El Universal reported on the presence of Mexican cartels in Peru and their likely involvement with the terrorist group Shining Path... Last year, Strategic Forecasting (Stratfor) reported Guatemalan and Mexican government officials confirmed on April 15, 2008, that one of several Mexican nationals detained in Guatemala on April 9 was a high ranking Mexican drug cartel member near the top of Mexico City’s most wanted list... In the last month, General James Stravridis, current commander of the U.S European Command, and Michael Braun, former head of operations for the DEA, have warned separately in interviews and hearings on the expansion of Mexican cartels into Africa and the risk of extending their reach to Islamist groups... So what does this geographic shift in Mexican drug trafficking mean?"
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