The drug violence in Mexico is not some isolated phenomenon with no global ramifications, but presents a chilling look in the future, where organized crime successfully has taken over the monopoly of violence. The cartels, predatory ultra capitalist organizations, operate with total impunity, made possible by indifference, incompetence and corruption on the part of the state. Author Charles Bowden sums up the situation as follows: This is not some breakdown of the social order. This is the new order”

(image: Mexico, Juárez, 22 June 2009 by Teun Voeten)



Source: lejournaldelaphotographie.com

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