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How Drug Cartels Are Like Amazon And Google

How Drug Cartels Are Like Amazon And Google | cartels | Scoop.it
After this TEDTalk, youll never look at drug cartels the same way again.

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Drug cartels are like Amazon and Google because of the size of its market. Los Zetas had a complete business of crime drugs, kidnapping, prostitution, and human trafficking. This article describes

 that ilegal drugs is currently a sixty billion market, and this article goes into depth about how specifically this drug distribution can be compared to Amazon and Google.

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Dan Aldridge's curator insight, February 14, 2014 2:00 PM

Billions of dollars in sales. Quick shipments. Ultra-efficient distribution chains. Carefully orchestrated PR. Drone delivery. Sound familiar?


Great blog from Mark Wilson in @FastCompany and TED Talk from Rodrigo Canales. Here's the direct link to Canales' TED Talk:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYU25aJpg5o

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Banks Launder Billions of Illegal Cartel Money While Snubbing Legal Marijuana Businesses

Banks Launder Billions of Illegal Cartel Money While Snubbing Legal Marijuana Businesses | cartels | Scoop.it
In the past few weeks, violence in the western Mexican state of Michoacán has been rapidly escalating. The government’s inability to deal with the powerful cartels has led to citizens tak

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This article demonstrates drug cartels, specifically in Michoacán, Mexico. This article helps prove that 8% of all international trade are from drug cartels. Surprisingly, banks are the ones supporting these finances, such as Bank of America and Western Union. Drug dealers (the distributers) get convicted for illegal distribution, whereas the group of people that "tactically allow and profit" do not. This article goes into depth about the illegal cartel money and the ways in which the bank has been supporting these illegal distributions.

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Christina Bryant's curator insight, April 7, 2014 5:03 AM

This article demonstrates drug cartels, specifically in Michoacán, Mexico. This article helps prove that 8% of all international trade are from drug cartels. Surprisingly, banks are the ones supporting these finances, such as Bank of America and Western Union. Drug dealers (the distributers) get convicted for illegal distribution, whereas the group of people that "tactically allow and profit" do not. This article goes into depth about the illegal cartel money and the ways in which the bank has been supporting these illegal distributions.