Narco: fifth employer in Mexico | Article

David Ordaz

ANDNew research from the journal this weekend The science it turned out that criminal organizations involved in drug trafficking are fifth group that creates the most jobs in Mexico.

Below femsa (321,000); Walmart (231,000); work force (203,000) and America Movil (181,000), drug cartels are generators of about 175,000 jobseven more than companies like Pemex, Bimbo, Oxo And Koppel.

Research conducted Gian Maria Campedelli And Alejandro Hope in 2022 was conducted by crossing data on homicides, disappearances, and incarcerations from 2012 to 2022.

These results are nothing less than evidence of the serious crisis currently being witnessed due to poor strategy during the six-year tenure. Felipe Calderon, Enrique Pena Nieto And Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Following the research template, it can be concluded that drug cartels recruit about 350 people a weekat an increasing rate, given that approximately 200 lives are also lost weekly as a result of internal wars between rival factions and federal forces.

Considering that if the cartels maintain this level of recruitment, 2027, criminal organizations will grow by 25% but it would also be 40% more deaths in the country.

For the criminal group it is specified that Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) and Sinaloa Cartel– maximum generators of labor (between voluntary and forced), while 185,000 and 160,000 people, which is 17.9 and 8.9% respectively. In third place it turns out Michoacan’s new familywhich has 6.2% members.

Moreover, the influence of cartels is already reaching USALatin America, European Union and regions Asia.

“This implies their presence in a wide range of illegal activities beyond drug traffickingdeterioration of human rights and weakening of institutional stability due to large-scale acts of violence,” the publication says.

It is a proven fact that the strategies developed by the three governments in recent years have been resounding failure. Since Felipe Calderon announced war on drugstaking the army to the streets and appointing the all-powerful super secretary Genaro Garcia Luna, employee and operator of the Sinaloa Cartel. Having gone through Enrique Peña Nieto and his inaction, confirming his incompetence in escaping, capturing and recapturing characters like Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and currently with Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who is more concerned with blaming past governments, repeating the misguided idea of ​​attacking a problem based on its causes and going down in history with a mediocre phrase “hugs, not bullets”.

Today, Mexico faces one of the most pressing challenges in its history. Insecurity, impunity and freedom for organized crime to operateeven with completely occupied territories, this poses a serious problem that threatens peace in the country.

Adding to the enormous problem posed by the presence of organized crime is the current moment concerns about growing migrationbecause of the thousands of people who enter our country every day, a large percentage are recruited (by hook or by crook) and join the ranks of these groups.

Organized crime is not just drug trafficking. It included 22 crimes.. In fact, extortion, kidnapping and human trafficking are the crimes that have increased the most and generate the most revenue.

It seems like a banal and repetitive phrase, but in this situation it is necessary take urgent action to address insecurity using a comprehensive approach (if it helps), addressing the causes of the problem and strengthening security and justice institutions rather than empowerment Army stupid and fight with him Power of attorney because it is not subject to the will of one person.

Source: Aristegui Noticias