Originally Posted by Ol Timer
I never said Colombia was rid of it's cartels. And FARC is still present. But the exploding violence that plagued the country in the 80s & 90s, like what is happening in Mexico today, is nowhere near as prevalent.
-There is huge demand in the US.
-The US Government flooded drug producing nations with $ in the "War on Drugs".
-The production & distribution has simply moved closer to it's user and further from "The War".
That is why I always get a kick out of terms like "Mexico's Drug War". For the most part they are simply caught in the cross-fire of what have historically been the largest producers and the largest users.