Originally Posted by ragingclue
Yeah it's really sad. Maybe I haven't read up on the subject enough, but in a non-libtarded place such as Mexico, how are they not able to send their armed forces in and do away with the troublemakers? Are the Cartels THAT powerful or is the Mexican government THAT weak?
The cartels basically field small armies. They'll go after the generals and police leaders families, use terrorist tactics to rule by fear, etc. Not to mention the cartels have so much money they pay people off. It's basically a choice to accept the money and look the other way or be killed.