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Accession Number ADA565247
Title Mexico's National Interest in Drug Profits.
Publication Date May 2011
Media Count 36p
Personal Author J. H. Raymer
Abstract Mexico currently has no governmental consensus to willingly renounce the enormous drug profits flowing into the country from sales in the United States as harmful to Mexican national interests. Any U.S. drug control strategy must accept this fact at the outset in determining the prospects for success. Competing interests within the Mexican government prevent the formation of a consensus that drug profits are harmful to Mexico. Mexican presidents have framed the solution as demand reduction in the United States, while the United States has focused on supply reduction from Mexico. A significant amount of money is involved in the drug trade, with estimates ranging from $5 billion to $40 billion annually. Over 75% of the Mexican economy relies on cash transactions, making the actual amount difficult to determine. President Felipe Calderon has proposed legislation to strengthen the Mexican government's hand in fighting money laundering, but the Mexican Congress has not passed it into law. Various barriers to better cooperation exist between Mexico and the United States. The Mexican Army shows signs of corruption and military action seems to favor the ascendancy of the Sinaloa Cartel. Any solution to the problem must take the money out of the drug trade.
Keywords Amphetamines
Calderon felipe
Casablanca operation
Competing interests
Counterdrug strategy
Criminal corruption
Demand reduction
Drug cartels
Drug profits
Drug smuggling
Drug trafficking
Drug violence
Institutional revolutionary party
Law enforcement
Los zetas
Military forces(Foreign)
Military operations
Money laundering
Organized crime
Supply reduction
United states government
Wachovia bank case

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 96 - Business & Economics
91C - Fire Services, Law Enforcement, & Criminal Justice
97G - Policies, Regulations & Studies
92C - Social Concerns
Corporate Author Tufts Univ., Medford, MA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1304
Contract Number N/A

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