A Long But Good Read on the Mexican Drug Trade: "How a Mexican Drug Cartel Makes Billions"

Pretty great reporting by the Times’ Patrick Radden Keefe with stunning detail on one of Mexico’s largest drug cartels. Says Keefe, “the drug war in Mexico has claimed more than 50,000 lives since 2006. But what tends to get lost amid coverage of this epic bloodletting is just how effective the drug business has become”. At what point will we realize how unsustainable the current “war on drugs” is?

Some particularly good lines from the piece:

Related: can’t wait for Season 5 of Breaking Bad.

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