Please understand that what people in the Coatesville area might refer to as "Mexicans" might be local South American businesses.
These businesses are a driving force in our local economy.
They create jobs.
Heroin addicts and street crime interferes with those businesses.
I think Mexican cartels have disturbed local drug distribution systems across the U.S. Much in the same way that Amazon or Walmart might affect some legal businesses.
The streets of Coatesville look different to me. More about that later.
But for now I believe this is part of the reason that our streets look different:
I have a feeling that some of the opposition, in particular local Pennsylvania opposition to Mexican immigration comes from people in the more traditional drug trade.
Maybe farm worker jobs are not really what a few very vocal black people I know mean when they say, "Mexicans are taking our jobs".
Mexican drug cartels are delivering drugs like Amazon, direct to the customer cutting out middlemen and retail illegal drug sellers.
I believe there is a significant off the books alternative economy that is fueled by illegal drugs in Chester County and Coatesville. I think it's significant enough, that if, say all drugs were suddenly legal there would be a year or so of a depressed economy in Chester County.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
In other words the more traditional drug distribution networks, at first Mafia controlled and later motorcycle gang controlled are being upstaged by Mexican cartels
Please understand that Mexican cartels are not only replacing local Chester County illegal drug businessmen. It's the entire U.S.
I think a significant portion of anti-Mexican immigrant sentiment comes from traditional drug dealers who have seen Mexican cartels cutting into their businesses.
The Mexican cartels operate a closed system mostly not relying on more traditional drug U.S. drug networks. Like when Walmart comes in and local businesses dry up.
"Mexican organizations are now the most prominent wholesale-level heroin traffickers in the DEA Chicago, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC FD AOR [field division area of responsibility], and have greatly expanded their presence in the New York City area."
Nov. 15, 2015, 6:33 PM
(THIS IS SLIGHTLY DATED, 3 YEARS OLD. MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS HAVE MOVED MOSTLY TO HEROIN FROM COCANE . BUT THE BUSINESS MODEL IS ABOUT THE SAME) :
"Billions of dollars in sales. Quick shipments. Ultra-efficient distribution chains. Carefully orchestrated PR. Drone delivery.
It sounds a bit like Amazon! But in reality, this is any one of the three major Mexican drug cartels—what Yale professor Rodrigo Canales paints more as innovative multinational businesses pushing high-margin products than gangs of "faceless goons" peddling drugs. And in the TEDTalk above, he urges us all to make the mental leap that, these aren't just multinational corporations in size, but also in practice…
Perhaps his most stunning example is of the cartel Los Zetas, which is known as the most gruesome of them all—having brutally dismembered and decapitated women on several occasions this year (filming and uploading it for all to see).
Los Zetas started out as the Gulf Cartel. The cartel eventually found its distribution channel infested by authorities, and so they recruited a team of elite paratroopers for the Mexican army to clear and protect their pipeline to drug sales. It’s why you should never own a tiger, Canales jokes, as eventually, those paratroopers usurped the whole organization."
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"Organized cartels from Mexico have succeeded at establishing strongholds in the West and are the region’s main suppliers. They include the Sinaloa Cartel, thought to have originated in a town called Hermosillo, in the Mexican state Sonora, and the “Jalisco Boys” of the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación from the Mexican state Nayarit, which have become known for dispatching heroin orders within urban hubs like a pizza delivery system."
High Country News
Tracing the West’s heroin highways
Illicit drugs move through this region at farther distances and greater speeds.
Paige Blankenbuehler June 7, 2016 Web Exclusive