Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Truth about the Supply Chain of Illegal Drugs *Video*

Posted By Stanford University

What is really going on before illegal drugs get into the US? 

In this talk Mario Berlanga, a student at Stanford GSB, pulls down the curtain so that we all know the answer to this question. As he shares his personal experiences and stories growing up in the north of Mexico, He raises awareness about the direct connection between the consumption of illegal drugs in the US and the horrific violence affecting Mexico and other countries in Latin America.







67 comments:

  1. This is what I am talking about. Americans have created the demand. Lets pretend Trump somehow built a monstrous wall and stopped let's say 90% of drugs from Mexico. We would either start getting drugs from another country, or have the biggest drug making revolution here in the U.S ever. I hope some of you think about that. - El Whitey

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    1. The wall is meant to stop illegals and potential terrorists.

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    2. Never thought of it that way, and using that perspective. I definitely agree with u 100%.

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    3. People in the states are really quick to blame Mexico and Latin American, instead of doing more to reduce consumption. Heroin use is on the rise over there, but many don't really seem to get it.

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    4. @ Geo Geo. The wall is not being built around Canada where the 911 terrorists crossed over legally I, may ad. Drugs may also cross from Canada into the U.S. but they do not make headlines because Canada is a developed ally of ours.
      Now Trump has hired an almost all inclusive Caucasian cabinet of which one of his would be advisors is a retired army general that has already began with the "lies" that narcos in Mexico have already established ties with terrorists organizations like ISIS and such to attack the U.S. according to his friends in the CBP agency which is not an investigative agency itself and which I, also have friends myself in and have not heard such bullshit through them.

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    5. No matter who or what is said, you can't stop the dope game. Money to be made in both sides. No one to blame.

      Mariguano de zapopan

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  2. Pretty basic though info for people who have knowledge but I bet 90% of the audience in that room don't have a single clue.

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  3. Great post and he is 100% CORRECT addiction is a mother fuker tho I wish it was that easy for people to get off drugs. But like I have said before the USA does not wanna eliminate the drug bizz. C'Mon do you really think they didn't know what opiate addiction would do to Americans? They absolutely knew it would lead people to do heroin. And good luck getting off of heroin! All I can do is tell my children THE TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS including pharmaceuticals I recommend everybody do the same. Great post BB

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  4. The government action that will end the narco-violence is legalization of all drugs.

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  5. I appreciate Mario Berlanga's concern for his hometown of Torreon, Coahuila and the way Mexico has been ravaged by criminal cartels, but his campaign against illegal drug use is misguided.

    The Drug War is the root problem, just as liquor prohibition was the cause of criminal violence. Mr. Berlanga should be campaigning for the real issue of harm intervention in place of the interdiction and eradication policies of governments.

    Another issue is the lack of law enforcement in Mexico that is free of corruption. What Mexico needs is a fair and just criminal justice system. Mr. Berlanga believes that violence in Mexico is fueled by the immense profits brought by it's position as a trafficking corridor, but the lion's share of profits are realized through retail sales on the US side of the border, and most of these profits remain in the US. However, with a criminal justice system that is much more effective, there is not the corresponding violence seen in Mexico.

    As he points out, criminal cartels have branched out into human trafficking, prostitution, and many other crimes. This means that even if drugs were legalized, or people in the US stopped using illegal narcotics, these groups would still engage in organized crime and reap huge profits, but drug legalization would reduce their ability to corrupt the government and an effective justice system would further weaken their stranglehold.

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    1. What are you basing the statement "the lion's share of profits are realized through retail sales on the US side of the border, and most of these profits remain in the US" on???

      The US drug market is a retail market consisting of many small players. In Mexico there is a much higher concentration of the drug trade into fewer hands, resulting in a some players becomming very strong and powerfull.

      The strength and power of these criminals was the reason for Calderon starting the WoD. He saw the increasing threat by these groups to the political and economic establishment in Mexico (which he was/is part of) just like Escobar with his political activism threatened the establishment in Colombia.

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    2. Hahahaha did you just say most of the money stays in the U.S
      Most of the money goes down South too Mexico and Columbia.

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  6. It's not so. Never has been. Only drug dealers are the criminals and the users the innocent victims in this drug epidemic. It's not the victims fault that they are seduced by the lucious tempting allure of these sweet mouthwatering drugs. Sarcasm!
    My point is that the U.S. government does not care to teach potential consumers about the dangers of drugs. Never has and probably never will. It is far EASIER to criminalize distributors which are mostly of foreign decent and such than to blame Americans themselves for their own addiction. It's a real and unfair double standard.

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    1. I agree. I wish the drug videos they shown at school had mentioned this kind of stuff. But then again, we should never rely on the government. Parents should have discussions with their teenagers about this. Sadly, most American parents are clueless about this as well.

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  7. Excellent. A brave and compassionate young man.

    Thank you.

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  8. POWERFUL Post.
    Excellent work , Wachito.
    Please readers ,
    turn your friends and family onto this video.
    A comment on another post also refers to the toll taken on Mexican society by these hard drugs. I know no family untouched anymore on either side of the border.

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    1. Thank you! Very Powerful and Very Truthful!

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    2. A lot of Mexican users also

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    3. Luvin Wachito!

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  9. as a resident of Los Angeles and first generation mex-american i can tell you the latino community does little For awarness here and looks the other way. everything is backwards here in so cal. the three or two spanish language radio stations decide it is ok to glorify narco corridos..i.e. alfredito olivas, gerry ortiz. and frankly a large percentage dont even mention the horrific events that take place just 3 hours down south. " paisas" dont care either. they actually love the movimiento alterado and the girls want to be so badly the buchona girl. just turn on to spanish tv channels at night and you will most likely watch narco novelas. people love the fantasy. but put on the blindfold to mutilated bodies piled up in mex roads, mass graves all over mex, mass abductions, lawlessness in small pueblos where our family comes from. tell me im lying. Bozo Jorge Ramos prefers to be stuck on elections than to report on his own land.

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    1. The cartels are closer to you than you know. They control your radio/music/tv and are sending you messages. :-)

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    2. You are " obviously " in a position to be part of the solution not part of the problem. Teach your children well or anyone else that will listen to you one at a time if necessary. There are opportunities everywhere and no one solution. Just dig in and take the first step; and thank you.

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    3. There is a big tsunami in Japan just abut right now, somebody should warn their family to get their fingers ready to reinforce the levees, same with drug trafficking and addiction.
      --What you need to do is put the big names of the big drug traffickers and their families out for all to see, and erase their smirky smiles off their facking faces for good.
      No Sean Penn...

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    4. Jorge Ramos alreday escaped from mexico, and has no plans to come back, this is his country now...
      As for "wining", hellary is getting closer to 2 more million votes than orangatanga, but politricks is wining, apparently.
      Brace yourself for the trickle down economics all over again.

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  10. Who benefits by the Violence on a massive scale in Mexico? During the 1980s right after the Guadalajara Cartel was destroyed was when the violence began. I blame Canarena and his supporters for the violence that has plagued Mexico. He began what happened to Mexico. What really elevated the violence was during the 2000s with the elimination of the pfp under fox from the roads anyone that drove threw Mexico on the highways can tell you stories of how they were robbed, assalted or even rapped by the crooks the same crooks that later left the goverment and joined organized crime bringing with them those habbits of being lacras.

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    1. # 7;02 I have lived in Mx. the last 20 years. During the late 1990s and early to mid 2000's and I am sorry but I have not stories to tell you about how I was "anyone that drove threw Mexico on the highways can tell you stories of how was "robbed, assalted or even rapped by the crooks".

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  11. Vincent Fox is the biggest thief and robber that Mexico ever had

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    1. Wrong
      carlos salinas d gortari is

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    2. 3:20 yes, and worse, Carlos slim helu a d his platform...
      Stanford keeps mass producing "speakers" that look real sharp, like TED, but they don't stand up after a little analysis, sure, they look cute and seem to be right, but need some little defending...

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  12. Well I'm not ready to give up my coke....I love to go out drink and have a discreet line ....I don't care about how who and where ...I want it and I'm willing to pay for it...so yeah I'm an American and I don't care what happens in the blow back of things to get my product... Sincerely "inner city American"

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    1. Heh. You can stay in the inner city then and send your kids, or future kids to your ghetto school. I don't care. I like my suburbs, and won't support your inner city ass.

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    2. How about that 8:14? Isn't very nice when someone doesn't care about your future eh?

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  13. Well . When this guy started I thought , who is this guy and what could he really know at his . I live 200 miles from the Texas border also . This is going to be another bleeding heart blaming the market rather than the creators of the market . I have to admit I like this guy . I don't think he is hitting on any solution . Sure what he was suggesting would solve the drug problem . The thing is , is he hasn't came up with a new idea . If it could be that simple the epidemic would have been over yesterday . Historically narcotics and weed have come from Mexico . In my life I have been aware of drugs since I was a kid in the 60's . Sure there have always been other sources but mexico has always been the main source . You have squads to combat it down there but it seems many of them are just like the ones they are fighting against . I think it has to be taken on equality on many fronts . Its really not a chicken or egg situation . A user had to have a drug to use before he used it . Old china eliminated it opium problem by killing everyone connected to it , Executing entire families.
    It is so wide spread here in the USA and Mexico it will take very drastic measures to end it . At this point the world is not ready for what it would take to stop it . There is no solution that anybody will feel good about . There are killers down there that charge 75$ to 200$ to do a hit. How will that change ? We can come up with all kinds of ideas that will work if we get cooperation from the rest of the world . Nancy Reagans "just say no" didn't do it but it could have if everybody would have just said no . The change will only happen with force .

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    1. The consumer is the problem. And since the 60's, when the children of the upper class were getting busted with drugs, the laws were changed to only prosecute the seller, but to treat the consumer as a "sick" person.
      The seller goes to jail and the consumer goes to rehab facilities to be pampered and returned to society not having learned one iota of responsibility for their vice.

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    2. China never stopped using opium not even under Mao.

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    3. 8:25 but the sellers have never understood, their puppetmasters always keep making money and getting the lion's share, according to Rick Ross and other great middle level drug traffickers, because of all that money and the IMPUNITY, the Elite drug traffickers siempre van andar ahi de calientes.

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  14. Yes i believe the consumer is the problem

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    1. ... And the prohibition laws are not also to blame, no?

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    2. 2:07 WRONG
      9:45 NO

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  15. 8:34 china never eliminated drug use, or production in the country, only some abuse, they tried once, but the british reimposed the trade on the 1700's through superior weaponry and ships...
    --according to "The Opium Wars",

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    1. The information was a lot more currant than the 1700's . I think for a time opiumuse was almost none . There are films where line of people werebound on thein knees in line being shot in the back of their heads one at a time

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    2. China learned not to poop in the dog house,
      the taliban too,
      drug production H and meth go on unabated, information from a nearer date is ok, but history about "since when" is even more important, 300 hundred years of drug trafficking must account for something, including MASTERY OF THE SUBJECT...

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  16. This fucking guy said "lower class woman"....does not surprise me one bit. He's from Monterrey. Some of the most racist assholes against their own race especially of our dark skinned brothers and sisters of the South hail from here! Fuck you Berlanga. People like you are a huge problem in Mexico. I can read you like a book and have not even met you in person.....cyber narco 007, out!

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    1. You are correct, I am from there and an ex-friend(yes, he is an asshole) was racist against dark skinned people. He made fun of natives selling pumpkin seeds at the plaza, black Americans, short and dark Mexicans, you name it. The sad thing is that he wasn't exactly white, tall, and was very ignorant. He barely finished high school (flunked more than once), yet he was somewhat intelligent. His mother looked exactly like someone he would discriminate against.

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    2. Socio-economic class . Phrase is used everywhere . I have to think he means women with less money . Poor people are more susceptible . Sad but true . Economics has everything to do with social class where ever you are . Millionaires don't hang out with people struggling to eat .
      With that put into context . Sure we all know people that come from families with means that get on the shit a lead a shit life , but the overwhelming majority for the past 50 years has been poorer class.

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    3. 7:54 well, lower class people do exist, most of them are colored, blue, brown, grey and black, kemosaby, nobody would dream of calling hopalong cassidy "tonto" or little beaver, or of having a big bunch of mexican billionaires having to jump the walls to come to the US, noooo, those pleasures are for the lower class peoples, because, mainly, we, do, exist...

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  17. Yes, drug use in the US is rampant. I do believe that government corruption and greed are the reason for all of the stuff that goes down in Mexico. If the drug problem went away, the corrupt politicians and drug lords would still look for an excuse to kill people. If the government of Mexico really wanted this stuff to go away they would make it go away. Too much money to be made by the corrupt politicians. In parting I would like to say; as the United States is responsible for it's own destiny, Mexico is responsible for their own destiny. Don't blame us for your self inflicted wounds and incompetence, this is typical Republic of Mexico arrogance and ignorance at work. Quit making excuses and do something about it, if you don't like what I say, TOUGH SHIT.

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  18. is he mexican how come he's white?

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    1. lol there are white mexican people you dumbass

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    2. You know when Spain lost Mexico, some rich white Spainards moved to the Costal States in Mexico. So now we got ginger Mexicans. White pale Mexicans

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    3. There are millions of white-skinned Latinos. White is not a race or ethnicity. So-called "white" Americans are European-Americans. People with skin are Caucasian.

      The drug plague is caused by consumption. People decide what to put into their bodies. Once the drugs have been smuggled into the U.S why are American cops unsuccessful in keeping them from being distributed into every town and city in America? When I was growing up in L.A. in the 60's drugs were way easier for kids to get than booze. Probably

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    4. Not cool to label races aintcha?

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    5. 8:24 dogs without hair are xolos, but their real mame is escuintles, mexicans love to call their kids escuintles, anque se enoje su mamá, it is normal as on the US you have rug rats.
      But what do you call people without skin?

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  19. makes sense however I don't think it's just the narcotrafficantes who are causing problems in Mexico. I think the Government is equally as bad or worse than narcos. Torturing civilians is what the Mexican government excels in.

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  20. Jeez man, ever watch Univision? Pretty rare to see a dark skinned Mexican on tv. Mexico deals with its own racism too. The lighter skinned ones seem to get the preference. Sad but true.

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    1. Exactly...
      Same thang as go to jail
      In mexico
      If your white then.you get the horns
      But.if.you are coffe.skinned
      Aint nuthing.wrong

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    2. True that, complete idiots get the best jobs because of their white skin and eye color, even if they have European last names. That's why Mexico never gets out of the third world.

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  21. I don't agree that the consumers created the problem . The drugs had to be available before anyone tried them . Whatever the problem is . If we keep them from coming across and there aint none nobody can take none . In my grandfathers day crossers were dealt with on the spot , never to cross again either way . Then they called Prushing and Patton back to go to Europe . The point is there was real border enforcement . It don't make sense . I get caught in Mexico without proper paper work and I go to jail . A Mexican here is dealt with quite different . I say balance it out . Stop giving Mexico money like theyre a partner until they act like a partner .

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    1. You are in denial 8:56. The border enforcement we have today is the best its ever been. You can't stop people from wanting a better life or to make money here. As long as Americans keep wanting low prices on things like vegetables or roofing, or keep wanting drugs, they will keep coming over.

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  22. I understand people who become addicts. A lot of them are young, naive, unhappy, etc. I understand a vulnerable kid in elementary or middle school can get brainwashed by a "cool kid" into trying drugs. I believe they deserve a second chance. I also believe in treatment. My problem is when they get clean for a few months or years and then they fall off the wagon. You either want your life back or you don't. I think there should be some penalty for the ones who refuse to get clean. No cruel punishment but something to " motivate" them to stay clean. I believe it is a big slap to the face of relatives and the whole rehabilitation system when someone is so weak to go back to hell when they are in a good position. I could be wrong but I hate it when people just don't want to take care of their lives. I understand it is hard a s jell that's why I'm all for rehabilitation. I just want to know this: what is harder? Saying clean, healthy and free or living the life of a drug addict? What is tougher? You only have one option, you can't choose both.

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    1. I think there needs to be a better stigma on addiction in the U.S. Everybody acts like its cool to have a simple addiction like caffeine/sugar It took me months to get off of soda, and I still crave the stuff. Sad because soda/sugar is one of the worlds biggest health problems.

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  23. Demand WILL NOT go away. It's not going to happen. Sadly the drugs will have to be out of the reach of the user. Addicts will do anything to get their drugs. I get what he's saying but he's dreaming. The US would love to stop use. It would help the US like it would help others but, again, IT WON'T HAPPEN. Gotta get the drugs away from the user. The addict can't say no.

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