Mexican cartels: the hidden hand behind Colombia's drug trade - The Jakarta Post - The Jakarta Post

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Diego Legrand and Hector Velasco (AFP)

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Bogotá, Colombia   ●   Mon, January 16, 2023

A wide-brimmed hat, leather bandolier, firearm successful hand: Colombian cause lord Pablo Escobar utilized to formal up arsenic a Mexican revolutionary leader for amusement.

But during his heyday arsenic the world's astir wanted cause baron, helium could not person imagined that Mexicans -- past chiefly smugglers for the Colombians -- would extremity up moving the empire helium had constructed with truthful overmuch bloodshed.

From being a specified halt connected the smuggling way to the United States successful the 1980s and 1990s, Mexican cartels person mostly taken implicit the business, financing cause manufacturing successful Colombia and controlling shipments to the United States via Central America.

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