A Narco History: How the United States and Mexico Jointly by Mike Wallace, Carmen Boullosa

By Mike Wallace, Carmen Boullosa

The time period “Mexican Drug War” misleads. It signifies that the continued massacre, which has now killed good over 100,000 humans, is an inner Mexican affair.

But this diverts realization from the U.S. function in developing and maintaining the carnage. It’s not only that american citizens purchase medications from, and promote guns to, Mexico’s murderous cartels. It’s that ever because the U.S. prohibited the use and sale of substances within the early 1900s, it has burdened Mexico into appearing as its border enforcer—with more and more lethal effects.

Mexico was once now not a helpless sufferer. robust forces in the kingdom profited highly from offering american citizens with what their govt forbade them. however the regulations that spawned the drug conflict have proved disastrous for either countries.

Written by means of award-winning authors, one American and the opposite Mexican, A Narco heritage stories the interlocking twentieth-century histories that produced this twenty-first century calamity, and proposes how one can finish it.

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They say that if the Indian had not been trapped and oppressed by foreign races, he would now supersede the European in culture. They use Juarez, Altamirano,1 and other isolated cases of illustrious Indians to support their opinions. —Trans. 38 Prejudices against the Indigenous Race and Its History Naturally, neither of these positions is correct. The Indian has the same aptitude for progress as the white; he is neither inferior nor superior. It happens that certain historical antecedents and very specific social, biological, and geographic conditions have made him unable to assimilate culture of European origin.

Following the procedures that have been used until now, the investigator would first go to a little village made up of individuals of Otomí speech. He would then establish the filiation of these individuals in accordance with a correct ethnological methodology. Having done this, he would see to it that the manuscript generated by his investigation appeared in a specialized publication. With this, he would be satisfied with his work and consider it to be finished. He would then go on to study the Zapotec individuals of this town or the Tepehuanes of that other one.

In some cases, that abandonment was intentional. But even in those rare cases where the population of European race and civilization attempted to bring about the economic and cultural betterment of the indigenous majority, they did so without knowing its nature, its way of being, its aspirations and needs. Their failures have taught us that some means of bettering the conditions of the indigenous population are inappropriate and illinformed. Our ignorance results from the fact that the indigenous population has not been studied sensibly.

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