The US “war on drugs” has ravaged most of Central and South America. Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. TYT now has a full audio network! Available where you listen to podcasts. Get more info at https://TYT.com/audio.
"MEXICO CITY — It has been a brutal electoral season, even by Mexico’s violent standards.
At least 113 candidates, pre-candidates, and current and former politicians have been killed and 300 more have suffered some form of aggression since September, according to Etellekt, a Mexico City–based public policy consultancy. Even the government’s tally — 34, which considers only candidates — pushes this particular death toll to nearly four per month.
Astonishing as these numbers are, they only tell part of the story: There are hundreds of candidates who have backed out of their races out of fear for their safety, and many others who have curbed their campaign activities. This poses a significant challenge to Mexico’s relatively young democracy, already crippled by systemic corruption and widespread impunity.
“Violence is altering the profile of candidates,” Alejandro Hope, a security analyst, told BuzzFeed News. “Who sticks around? The reckless and those who collude [with criminals].””*
Read more here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/karlazabludovsky/113-politicians-killed-this-election-season-in-mexico?utm_term=.emMk967M7#.bh0Q6m5D5
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The USA gives the mexican gov. To help combat the corruption problem. But it seems to be getting worse, we need to help them more. The cartels are the biggest threat to our freedoms and its on our doorsteps if not in our doorway
Hey Turks. Talk about the Mexico presdient elected by his own people, telling them to uproot to America and take over. And not just telling his own people that but countries all over the world
Talk about it tyt. I want to hear you talk about it. Come on Cenk. Come on Anna. Anyone. You wont...
I favor legalization of drugs but the corruption in Mexico is much deeper than just drug based Cartels. Extortion is huge and would only increase if drug market somehow vanished. There are already cartels that make more money smuggling migrants into USA than drugs. Los Zetas for example. Trump is a reaction to years of denial on the issue of immigration and the failed state of Mexico. I dont support him but blaming him for the increased murder rate is insanely stupid. The homicide rate does not follow neatly our political turmoil in USA. It was already increasing before he even ran. Political assassinations follow a pattern of collapse of civil order. The police mainly paid to protect the rich in Mexico. The vigilant gangs that arise to keep peace are soon corrupted by cartels or their own extortion rackets. They become cartels
Thank you Ana for saying that MS 13 is an AMERICAN GANG not a Central American gang. It started in Los Angeles, California which I believe is here in the United States of America? The USA basically invented gangs.
If Donald trump never talked about how Mexico is going to pay for the wall because maybe we can team up with Mexico and arrest gang member and people in the drug cartel. But at the same it is NOT our fault that Mexico is corrupt, It is NOT our fault that people choose to be in gangs, get arrested and get deported for it, and it is NOT our fault that we want to get rid of ALL of the drug violence that is taking place in the USA.
This is WHY we NEED open borders?? I am Spanish, and live on the border, we all want and need THE WALL. When I park my car, I still have to use the club (steering wheel). In 5 minutes they break in your car and across the border.
And you people at TYT want open borders? smh... liberalism is a mental disorder.. and you want to take our 2nd amendment rights... mexico has outlawed guns... so how's that working out? Everyone is born ignorant...but one must work hard to remain stupid "BEN FRANKLIN"
Mexico is a broken country full of crime. That much of what Trump said is true, and it's obvious. But by and large, the people crossing our border are trying to /escape/ this madness. These people live in fear, many knowing they may be murdered on the other side. Instead of building a wall, someday we may honestly need to cross over there and help the country clean itself up. If we could destroy the cartels, any and all threat that Mexico could pose to the United States would be nullified. Mexico isn't sending its criminals to use, their criminals run rampant and OWN the damn country. They have no reason to run and hide here, only their victims are crossing.
Not so different from our government. Substitute drug cartels with big pharma, special interest groups, and our dumbass two party system, and news publicly assassinate anyone who tries to run that’s against the status quoe. Parallels our government. Mexico is just doing it openly and without cover ups.
Wow a real news story, after 30 years of corruption here, feeding and setting a platform there for corruption, you would think the young turds would be for this non-politician we elected instead of supporting the criminal clinton cartel that enabled corruption across the planet. Your right, get to the root of the problem, it starts with our politicians. Fighting wars over sea's and ignoring our neighbors is a recipe for mass migration of criminals we created.
this would be NOT OUR problem, and why do they blame American for the drug problem? they say it's our drug apatite that creates the demand. well fine, but people wouldn't do it if it wasn't there. that view only defends the drug dealers.....maybe Mexico should get them selves some new national products . and some backbone to fight the cartels with, instead of running away to the states...... we have our own problems , we don't need to import new ones.
The U.S. needs to keep its nose out of other country's problems, a lot of times when they try to "help" they only end up making things worst because they do not fully understand the root of a lot of issues. Something does need to be done and new policies need to be put in place I just don't think it should be the U.S. who does it because they only have their best interest at heart and not Mexico, especially when dealing with the Trump administration.
Because we're so stupid we go over to the middle East at great expense in lives and money to get in the middle of a religious war that's been going on forever when the real terrorist threat is from Mexico through out south America from these evil degenerate goverments and crime organizations, take care of their ass and we wouldn't even need a wall, it's pathetic.....
The thing in Mexico is that. If you dont have the backing of a cartel you have no chance for office. The president himself is president because of a cartels approving. People need to understand the us insain drug addiction is fueling all this.
NO, there are plenty of things the Mexican president can do to stop this, there are many things el PRI the political party in power can do to stop this but they don't bc they don't give a shit about their own citizens
I'm just glad this doesn't happen in the U.S. where every politician deserves a raise, every politician is honest, and there is absolutely no corruption in any organizations/agencies.
I'm not sure why this does not happen everywhere. Why don't we have politicians, police, judges, etc. being killed or intimidated by criminal organizations. What is it that the U.S. government can do that the Mexican government cannot? I'm genuinely curious about this. Do we have nicer killers???
Sounds like shitholes... Just saying ... But, people there need to stay there, and revolt. It sounds ridiculous, but people from these countries need to defend their countries, I mean, yes countries from around the world can send military support... Things like that but at the end of the day this needs to come from within these countries, no outside intervention is going to last, they''ll just take over the minute others leave. As harsh as this sounds, Mexicans and Salvadorians need to pick up arms, and clean their own shit up. Establish a durable law enforcement. Every pissed off person that moves out of the country is one person further away from the solution and just makes it easier for politicians and gangs to remain in power. They need to save their countries. International community can send muscle and logistical support but their is no magical solution.
Fake news im in mexico now and there aint no such thing going on bla bla bla ,yes its not perfect yes there is corruption and violence just like in any country, if your looking for trouble youll find it just like any place you go to ,dont believe the hype.
I was a politician down in Mexico but after a lot of death threats to me and my children we fled to the US. my children my wife and I are American citizens so we didn't have a problem with that, but most people in our situation are not, so they have to walk through the desert to flee for their lives.
Mexico has been trying to legalize drugs to stop the War on Drugs and to stop the drug cartels, but they haven't had the permission from the USA... now that a lot of people are heading into that direction the drug cartels will kill him or threaten them to stop them from even thinking of legalizing the drugs... thanks American politics, we owe it to you.
You should inform people, that the legalization of marijuana in ca,co,or,wa,am,nv. Has crippled the cartels marijuana trade. The cartel hates it, if we legalized it federally they wouldn’t be able to sell any marijuana and there goes a huge part of there business. No one wants that shitty brick weed anyway!
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