Let’s Not Kid Ourselves: The Capture of the World’s Most Wanted Businessman Changes Nothing

To the immense relief of Mexico’s embattled President Enrique Peña Nieto, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, the world’s most wanted businessman, has been caught. The last time Mexico’s police detained Guzmán, in February 2014, Peña Nieto decided to keep him in the custody of Mexico’s penitentiary system. Within 16 months, El Chapo had escaped – a big blow to Nieto’s already deeply tarnished reputation.

This time around, the pressure to extradite Guzmán to the U.S., where he faces trial on a plethora of charges, could be too much to bear. But how much difference will Guzmán’s arrest and extradition to the U.S. actually make to the massive — and growing — trade in illegal drugs between Mexico and the United States? According to El Chapo himself, very little. “The day I no longer exist, the traffic of drugs will go on regardless.” Unfortunately, he’s right

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3 thoughts on “Let’s Not Kid Ourselves: The Capture of the World’s Most Wanted Businessman Changes Nothing

  1. Of course he’s right… If the CEO of the General Corporation, e.g., were to be brought up on charges and jailed, would the corporation go away? If they jailed the CEO of Kraft, or any other of the food companies, which mostly are under the aegis of one larger corp., for deliberately selling food that makes people sick, would they stop selling it? How about a Big Pharm corp.? They’ve known cannabis cures cancer since 1974, at least; have they stopped selling cancer drugs, which are only effective 50% of the time, and kill 1 of 5 victims?

    Silly humans….

    gigoid, the dubious

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