Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mexican Drug Lord on Forbes Rich List

From Alternet:

Mexico's most wanted man Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, blamed for thousands of deaths in a drug war, has made it onto the Forbes Magazine list of the world's richest people with an estimated $1 billion fortune.

Guzman, who is just 5 feet tall (1.55 metres), escaped from prison in 2001 to set off a wave of killings across Mexico in an attempt to dominate the country's highly lucrative drug trade into the United States.

How much of that money is from marijuana? I don't know, I don't know Shorty's "game."

Marijuana Policy Project
's Bruce Mirkin makes the claim that Marijuana accounts for 60% of the drug money that is made in Mexico. Can you even fathom the impact of removing 60% of the income of drug gangs?

Just watch Mirkin on the Rachel Maddow show below.

Stay happy.
Most things in this world are beautiful,

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