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Around $1 trillion are laundered every year in Mexico
Around $1 trillion are laundered every year in Mexico
David Santa Cruz

MEXICO CITY - My neighborhood dealer was a low-class guy. We went to the same public school, but he was few years younger than me.

He was never very bright nor did he excel in anything; he spent his afternoons standing outside his house or at the street corner, without bothering anyone, and with no one bothering him. I would even venture to say that he was a peaceful guy but with a low profile, almost a ghost. That is why his dream job was to become a drug dealer. I doubt he had a very extensive knowledge about criminal culture, or even aspired to be a “capo” (mafia or drug cartel kingpin), but his drug business kept growing.

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As Iran Protests Spread, Regime Is Busy Clinging To Power

Facing resurgent protests in several provinces, Iran's clerical regime now relies on its two usual defenses: brute force and appeasing the West. But its days may be numbered as younger Iranians are increasingly emboldened to demand a different future.

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Governing ordinarily consists of assuring the security and welfare of a population or nation, within a state or territory. Take away one element from that equation and the government in question begins to move toward failure, defeat, and perhaps its downfall.

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