Law and economics expert says organized crime in Mexico requires US intervention

Dr. Edgardo Buscaglia, director of the International Law & Economic Development Center, explains the lack of international pressure on Mexico and how business relations prevent U.S. intervention.
2:26 | 05/16/18

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Mexico has deep problem we organized crime by deepen. Organized crime in Mexico it's politics and politics is organized crime so. Organized crime does not just covered trucks in the 1990s and 1980s you hat. A state. It is under one party control but later when market Mexico started to walk towards. Democracy that is not yet here. You started to have several parties competing for Palo. Competing for power with dirty mind. Competing for power when different criminal groups supporting those different parties and they compete with violence and they compete with corruption usually this kind of mess. It begins to B solved by having lots of international pressure. In order to make sure that politicians can be prosecuted. But we started to see him Colombian nineties. In Brazil right now when remain him. And that international pressure is not a flight from Mexico you have a lot of international pressure on Mexico in the Mexican federal government. Only on areas dealing with drug traffic. That's it. But all the other areas. 95%. Of the money coming into the criminal groups in politics in Mexico does not come from drugs the problem is that. In Colombia we didn't have so much money at stake he didn't help so many American business is doing great in Colombia here we do so those businesses are making sure. That we do not jail Goss government's war part of organized because they're providing good business. If you go around Mexico you'll find that small and medium size businesses are being subject to kidnap and extortion these thoughts. Close by organized plot but that those crimes have not reached. Date march. Multinational businesses. So until that cancer reaches. The city banks they reach forced to Chrysler's oldest companies operating in Mexico you will not see American pressure. Trying to change things like they did in Colombia. But business rules certain American Mexican relations and unfortunately. Four America for the US to become a real source of pressure for things to change in Mexico you'll start to see. Businesses US businesses suffering the consequences the system.

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