As noted in Paul Gootenberg’s article “Blowback: The Mexican Drug Crisis”, Mexican Drug Cartels branched off from Colombian Drug Cartels to make more money for themselves. Colombians forged a business partnership with Mexican traffickers, who specialized in smuggling drug across the American border, at first on a simple fee basis of $ 1,000 to $2,000 per kilogram (Gootenberg, 2010). After a while hardheaded Mexicans similar to Sinaloa’s Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, won bargaining power against the Colombian Cartels, demanding half of the profit of the smuggling (Garcia, 2009). Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo started to network among Mexican gangs in the United... [continues]
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