Andrés Manuel López Obrador

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    Drug cartels play a huge role because they threaten people in power by threatening to kill the individual or their family or to further their agenda. Likewise, “La mordida” does not only apply to police officers, but it applies to politicians, army officials, and individuals in power. Much of these bribes are from drug cartels. In Stephen Morris scholarly article, “Corruption, Drug Trafficking, and Violence in Mexico.” Morris states that there is a connection between corruption and organized crime. He shines the light on the connection between corruption and crime when he states, “To reiterate, the prevailing patterns of corruption associated with drug trafficking and organized crime not only facilitate the illicit businesses of these organizations, but also effectively handicap official state efforts to control or contain them” (Morris 34). This shines the light that Mexico is a weak state because…

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