Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Chapo's multinational mafia

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Rafael Croda PROCESO  December 5, 2012

Translated by un vato for Borderland Beat

From its country's bitter experience with drug cartels, a research group with the National University of Colombia warns that Mexico has not yet become fully aware of the magnitude of the security problem that El Chapo Guzman represents.

 According to them and to the Colombian police, the Sinaloa Cartel has already taken control of the principal structures of the narco in Latin America, including the country of Pablo Escobar and 'El Loco' Barrera. Having become the head of  a kind of business enterprise that controls local operations, Guzman Loera has outgrown the Mexican State.

BOGOTA (Proceso).-- He transformed a criminal group into a genuine holding company, a multinational with tentacles in almost all of Latin America. His emissaries, the emissaries of the Sinaloa Cartel, are true managers of their "franchises"; He's El Chapo Guzman, a criminal who has outgrown the Mexican State.

According to extensive research, the results of which are explained by a political scientist with the National University of Colombia, Pablo Ignacio Reyes Beltran, in several regions in this country -- with a strong drug trafficking presence -- they speak of the Sinaloan with admiration and fear.

"All the Colombian drug traffickers want to have dealings with him. They seek him out, they propose business deals. At this moment, El Chapo is drug trafficker number one. His associates here say that in Mexico, he's the god of gods and that the Sinaloa Cartel is the strongest there is," asserts the researcher, who is also a professor and a specialist in mafia sociocultural relations, with the National University's Judicial-Political Culture, Institutions and Globalization Research Group.

He informs Proceso that in the Group's study of the parallels between mafia phenomena in Colombia and Mexico, results of which will be released this year, it has been established that Guzman Loera is much more than the leader of a drug cartel.

"He's a mafioso entrepreneur who transformed the Sinaloa Cartel into a business group or holding company, like McDonald's, with branch offices and franchises in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina.

He's got people everywhere; they are the managers of his business. He provides the logistics, protection, the network of complicity and the conditions for trafficking drugs. That's what Pablo Escobar Gaviria (the deceased leader of the Medellin Cartel) was at one time, but the Mexican carries this out on a hemispheric scale."

He mentions that Colombian security organizations detected the growing presence of El Chapo emissaries in the areas where Los Rastrojos and Los Urabenos operate. These are criminal groups created by the remnants of paramilitary groups that have taken over the business of drug trafficking in this country.

According to reports from Colombian intelligence sources, emissaries of the Mexican capo, including a purported nephew of his, tightened relationships with their local cocaine suppliers because these (suppliers) are planning to go into the synthetic drug business and they need the protection and the logistics of the Sinaloa Cartel.

In Peru, the Fourth Prosecution (Office) Against Organized Crime maintains an ongoing investigation into the presence of the Sinaloa Cartel in the border area with Ecuador, where El Chapo's structure is made up of Colombian, Ecuadorian and Peruvian criminals, who protect cocaine production and maintain control over trafficking routes.

In Colombia, the  Defensoria del Pueblo (similar to a Public Defender for human rights) reported Friday, (January) 4, that in the southwestern port of Buenaventura there's a group of Mexicans verifying the export of cocaine. It is the principal distribution point for large shipments of the drug to Central America, Mexico and the United States.

According to Professor Reyes Beltran, "the Sinaloa Cartel, the holding (company), supervises the logistics of the production and distribution of cocaine in the Andean countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru), and its local associates work as franchises, but there is growing control of the production and distribution channels by the Mexicans.

He adds: "Buenaventura is a strategic exit. The other is the Gulf of Uraba (in Colombia's northwest), where El Chapo can operate with his partners from Los Rastrojos and Los Urabenos to place the drug in Central America and in Mexico; there, he's got other structures to move the drug into the United States."

According to the political scientist, "the task of eliminating El Chapo Guzman and all his organization has proven too big for the Mexican State for this reason: El Chapo is already a holding company, a multinational business enterprise, which implies a mafia structure with a great capacity too infiltrate the political and military institutions of Mexico and other countries."

As Reyes Beltran puts it, it is "impossible" that the most wanted drug trafficker in Mexico (from the time he escaped from the Puente Grande prison in Jalisco, on January 19, 2001) has avoided capture for such a long time without relying on a protection network of government officials.

"He uses this scheme all throughout the region through his partners (...) He has an army, aircraft and boats to transport drugs; he's got the mechanisms to launder assets, the control of several networks from South America to the United States, the marketing channels. And he charges his partners, subsidiaries and franchises a percentage for the use of the multinational business structure. He is much more than a drug cartel," he states.

(Fragment of the main report in Proceso No. 1888, already in circulation)

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78 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

they killed R4 and Popeye in sinaloa RIP

Anonymous said...

Thats why he should be first to be eliminated.....he has caused to much chaos and death,i can just imagine how many people have been killed in Colombia and other southern country's just so he can have control.

Anonymous said...

Wow..i wonder if he could have been successful in a legit sense..seems like a smart man..

Anonymous said...

They can find escobar and bin laden, but they cant find chapo?
....right.

Anonymous said...

Im pretty sure the zetas are the strongest in mexico at the moment, without the government help they arent that strong

el gallo negro said...

So in other wards chapo is the muthafucking man!!! Lol

Anonymous said...

All I wanna be is El Chapo

Anonymous said...

Al cien con el Senor.

Anonymous said...

If chapo doesnt kidnap, kill, and extort legitimate mexican businesses and he just trafficks drugs ... who cares

Anonymous said...

All of this from a guy with hardly a 3rd grade education? What the hell are all of these Harvard grads doing paying hundreds of thousands ?!? WTF?

Anonymous said...

Y quien chingaos es el R4?

Anonymous said...

Where did you read that they killed el R4 and el Popeye?

Anonymous said...

Why can't they catch the z40 bastard if he only does bad shit instead of business.

Anonymous said...

@ 8:00 am Well since you said it, so it must be true lol. Like the Italians would say " Get the Fook out of heea ".

Anonymous said...

Fuckin load of clowns behaving like little boys"i wanna be chapo"You can tell they never been involved with shit.Everyone here believing all this shit from a guy who sits in a class all day and never been involved in any kind of criminality?This piece is making Guzman look quasi mythical,you know,the same way Lazcano was mythical.Don't believe everything you read,especially from"scholars".

Anonymous said...

Talk about rags to to riches..z40 aint got shit on chapo,never will.ive seen how they launder the cash,and it aint with horses.lmao..no amount of cash in the world is worth being on the run,when u cant even enjoy it with ur fam however you like,but I give him much credit cause he dont kidnap or extort..may u be free forever.

Anonymous said...

K siga la,narco mafia. Y ala verga conlos contras. Desde Chicago asta El fuerte

Anonymous said...

its not exacly his level of education . like in any company its the people around you that make you who you are . its the cartel as a whole who operates in a smooth way.

Chivis said...

@4:11

You are so correct. People are in error thinking cartels like CDS are simply gangs, they are business, they operate as such. Chapo was only given an education until the age of 8, he is illiterate, just imagine.....the difference between Chapo and slim, aside from the obvious, is an education and opportunity.

Anonymous said...

So basically hes to powerful to be stopped? That I can definetly see, he has enough money to buy anyone or anything he wants! I dont care about the drug trafficing because even without el chapo that will continue... but the extorting, kidnapping and abuse of innocents is what im totally against! Make the money and help the people! Build schools and hospitals with all that money!

Anonymous said...

They where just gente nueva big deal they will contract new sicarios in a week I bett.

Anonymous said...

Your smokin rock you call killing females being the strongest get your head out of your ass

Anonymous said...

If the Colombians say that about El Chapo Guzman, what does that tell you about his true power? They been there done that when it comes to drug wars and powerful capos. I would listen good and have to agree, El Chapo is one bad ass mofo...

Anonymous said...

chapo...u tha man!

Anonymous said...

Yea fuckin' right!

Anonymous said...

Correct sir!

Anonymous said...

Zetas are strong muscle wise, but as far as wealth and structural power they dont even come close to Sinaloa cartel.

Anonymous said...

The analysis introduced by Belran Reyes in this article is long overdue. Chapo Guzman is the controlling owner/operator of a multinational business enterprise and is using classic corporate principles and practices to extend his business empire. He is using the very same business model taught in mainstream business schools in the United States, which has been adopted throughout the corporate world. The parallels between his business and that of McDonald's, for example, are very striking and not coincidental. He may use different methods to eliminate the competition, but the process that he follows to control the production, distribution and marketing of his product are functionally identical to any multinational corporation's. Also, like any multinational business, he is quickly losing his national identity, a factor that the governments of Mexico and the U.S. appear not to understand. When you consider that he is also taking full advantage of multinational banking systems to shield his assets, it will be very difficult to control his operations, especially if there is no political will to do so. Policies, institutions and legal systems that favor the development of multinational business enterprises also benefit organizations like Chapo Guzman's. I for one would be completely surprised if that were not true. --un vato

Anonymous said...

Does this mean Chapo has enough money to purchase "weapons of mass destruction"? OH OH... Where's Bush when you need him?

Anonymous said...

I guess the other half of Mexico did'nt get to read the report because all you hear is la letra. I traveled during the holidays in the December of 2012 to the dipshit who'll ask exactly when and where. I drove through Zacatecas and to Monterrey and all you heard was about those guys and they did have shit on lockdown. Having influence and controlling is completely different. I bet the bb forum throw a party when you guys stumbled on to this huh. I wonder how many more are gonna die in Mexico. I bet the fanclub hopes he kills everything in Mexico animals and everything. Cancer or HIV people.

Anonymous said...

Lol la letra is street level chapo moves tons while la letra is having a hard time moving there 500 kilos Jaja get outta here ya sabes Quien es de arranque y kien no.

Anonymous said...

Fuck Chapo if he's big It's because of the Mexican Gov. protecting him.

Anonymous said...

They were gente of Aureliano Guzman Loera.

Anonymous said...

Chapo been around lot longer than the Zetas,wot the zetas have been on there own for what now 3yrs?

Anonymous said...

All you chapo nutt huggers can suck his chorizo. chaputo and the snitchaloa cartel

Anonymous said...

WHO DOES R4 WORK FOR ?

Anonymous said...

Half a ton still aint chicken feed dude.

Anonymous said...

Fuck u bb for not posting my comments. Hope that one of these cartel people cut yalls heads off and hang them on narco blog.

Anonymous said...

It is unfortunate that the average mexican citizen has been sold out to narcos like Chapo.
The Mexican people have come so close to achieving better things, only to take a step back into their brutal past. A lot of Mexican are do jaded by their society and political system, I don't think they believe that their lives can improve.
This conflict has the potential to turn into full civil war.

Anonymous said...

Hey bro do you want some superglue so you can just glue your lips to his ass. Why don't you guys just get like "tons" of it so you never run out. Damn you gotta be like fifteen or maybe old enough to buys cigerettes. Who cares who moves what. Some of you kids act like you know him or go to Mexico.

Anonymous said...

All you Z nuthuggers, face reality. Most people in Mexico and here on BB want the Zs dead. If I could press a button and kill all of them including their families and pets, I wouldn't think twice about pressing it. Nuke the Zs.

Chivis said...

hey 7:08
I have posted all but 2, and they were pretty disgusting, one broke my rule using the 3 letter "F" word...three times in one sentence, the other all caps.

I see this one is not much better. Issuing death threats/wishes against us is not very mannerly and may well be unlawful.

I think is is beyond time you find another place to troll try "Maggies Madness" she is a sweet lady....Paz, Chivis

Chivis said...

Another great post Vato...I like the headline foto.... Thanks for the great translating my friend. :)

Anonymous said...

All bark

Anonymous said...

Eliminate the z and all will return back normal

Anonymous said...

Good one vato keep em coming . Hey as far as chapo if there were no chapo imagine the z running things killing extorting raping stealing forget that get rid of the z la linea juarez la familia and all is good .

Anonymous said...

Chapo probably doesn't care about how his thugs make money, as long as he makes his cut. For all we know, he might not encourage the violence against innocents, but it sure seems like he tolerates it. Drugs are his bread and butter though, that is where he made his money. Getting in the way of his drug business would be asking for trouble, definitely. The kidnapping and extortion money is small potatoes, it is mostly local people that may claim to belong to Sinaloa, for the sake of dropping a name for favor or legitimacy, but they are probably not under Chapo's direct control. To call Chapo a kidnapper or extortionist seems like a stretch, he certainly isn't involved in any of that first-hand. In his position, all he needs to do is watch the money roll in.

Anonymous said...

Desde la punta de mi fierro asta tus intestinos pendejo!

Anonymous said...

Like McDonald's...Over 1 Billion Served.

I don't approve of/or condone this lifestyle. I just think the comparison is sad, but humorous.

Anonymous said...

Ok why is it that if everybody Hates the zetas there is so damn many of them.
If cds controls mexico why is cholo ivan crying to the public like a zeta.
Why does chapo isodro kill cops and chapos and nothing happens to him.
Why do the zetas run so freely if nobody likes them.
Why does b.l.o. Move so much weight to europe and manages to keep a low profile.
La line in chihuahua are they back strong or is that bs.
It seems cds has alot of enemies that keep growing and cds is deminishing.
It seems reality is a hard pill to swallow fpr some of you tennagers.
El moro de compas

Anonymous said...

Plata o plomo that's what the zetas propose to you ride with us or die by us the majority have no choice others are cold blooded killers that serve the zeta purpose others are force to kill or be killed and with chapo everybody gets paid .

Anonymous said...

Cds is expanding read article again.

Anonymous said...

BLO wiped out antrax, CDJ took out GN, and zetas are in culiacan, i wonder if chapo is still as badass as before, or maybe this article is really old news.

Anonymous said...

Chapo ia the puppet Master the zetas,cds,cdg,cjng,lc,lf,all them fagots are all hia puppets. He runs mexico. He tells the zetas what to do to make him look like robin hood. Get a grip ppl its all politics with our families being collateral damage. Life is a complete bitch. Bb is full of cartel lambe huevos..

Anonymous said...

Cdj is getting sum turf back thats 4 sure. Seems cds only has full control of parral. Sum cities that were cds are now cdj. All this happend when the army arrested el cumbias. And now that they got el muñeko salazar is getting bad in the sierra.

Anonymous said...

Yup they teaming up with CDG like in southern parts of Mexico
-twister

Anonymous said...

He lives his life on the run from the "authorities"
in Mexico but the USA will get him sooner or later.
That does not sound like to great of a life to me.

Anonymous said...

Chapo is moving his business elsewhere cause Mexico is getting smaller and smaller everyday due to technology.....and also the push west from his arch enemy Los Zetas and there allies...Chapo aint stupid he know when the tides turning,and its turning now....run u greedy lil shit....RUN!!!!!

Anonymous said...

822 u a fruit loop short of a box full.

Anonymous said...

Jajajaja no mames pendejo! Los antrax are still around and the Zetas are only in areas the BeltraneZ control, dumbass.

Anonymous said...

Wiped gn ure stupid. First of all Los antrax aren't with el chapo there with el mayo zambada

Anonymous said...

propaganda!!

Anonymous said...

All this about El Patas cortas is bull shit peeps just look at the Mexican news the proof is in pudding hes not as powerful. Without el culito de calderon ,pri is zetas now ,its gonna get ugly puro CDJ wooooooooo

Anonymous said...

wow. chapo is so powerful he cant even control his home state

Anonymous said...

Why control his state when he controls other countries pendejete! Hes a business man

Anonymous said...

There are people out there who cud find him if they wanted to i.e the cia they some dirty mfers alot more than people know except i hear they are part of it so people say. They have made people disappear and worse just the public dont hear about it

Anonymous said...

Too much disorganization with the zs thats why the sinaloa will eventually outlast them. Chapo is way smarter in the business than z40. I mean you do not usually make it into your late 50s in their line of work there is no retirement plan without having some intelligence. I do not condone any of them but chapo has more on the ball than z40

Anonymous said...

Z-40 just told me yesterday that if they win the War against CDS and there allies he will cease Extortion Kidnapping and killing....I then said you promise?....then he said Yes i promise.

Anonymous said...

he's always sporting a fake stache.

Anonymous said...

Why do people love El chapo loera Guzman he's no different than any other drug lords
and why are people on hear defending him
Like El chapo never kidnapped he never murderd any one. Typical chapo nut huggers
OK now if chapo never send any one
to kidnapp someone.if he never send someone to kill and waterboard them
For info. Then someone tell me how is he still
In power. Last time I checked you have to
Murder kidnapping to become and stay a druglord p.s F##k Los Zetas
-Al quds

Anonymous said...

@ 12:16am Los gaynthranx got all cancelled in Tubutamo Sonora by the only Chapo con huevos and thats El Chapo Isidro! He ended those legging wearing faggets. He slaughtered those make believe self proclaimed soldiers theres pictures of it. My girlfriend is from Guasave Sinaloa and her uncles have told me that El Chapo Isidro is respected and liked because he don't fuck with anyone and only smokes foo's on la chaparra's payroll. Look up that Massacre in Tubutame sonora. Fucking Cheerleaders!!

Anonymous said...

no shit hes a businessman idiota but that doesnt mean he controls anything

Anonymous said...

He's one of the most powerful persons in the planet so that says it all you dumb fuck!! Quieres mas o te guiso un wevo

Anonymous said...

All you chaputos nut huggers are hypocrites! chapo started the drug war and he kidnaps and kills like any other filthy cartel. Innocent men, women, and CHILDREN are dying in mexico and all you cheerleaders do is sit around and root for a cartel like its a football team. worthless pieces of crap even rats are more important than you sick people.

Anonymous said...

January 9, 2013 7:21 PM
"Los gaynthranx got all cancelled in Tubutamo Sonora"
Ey man,was this the one with El Gilo involved?They got them corralled and just poured it on them.
Commando X or some shit got made milli mincemeat.Frankie Antrax,Pocho,what one was that?

Anonymous said...

El frankie, chube, and pedron were killed in a shootout with the cops in Culiacan protecting el mayito gordo. Don't get shit mixed up.

Anonymous said...

Yeah my bad that was it. Anyway those self proclaimed "elite soldiers" got their ass handed to them. i don't know why people believe la pinche rana de gerarda ortiz and the cock komander. Its like if its on the radio the have to believe it. They're all gone to feed the worms.

Anonymous said...

Well what do you expect, we all have to die someday... Se les llego su tiempo, y bye bye

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