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Scaring the Ghost of El Chapo

Missouri Confederate Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 6:07 PM
To paraphrase Milton Friedman, more harm has been caused by the war on drugs than drugs themselves. Around 60,000 people killed in Mexico since it started its war on drugs. Although it is poor judgement in my opinion to even smoke tobacco, people 21 or over should be able to choose for themselves as long as no one else is put in danger such as driving while under the influence. Legalize it and tax it like alcohol and tobacco, while also educating people about the dangers of it. Better than filling up our prisons as we do now.

El Chapo haunts the streets of Chicago. His ghost hoards cash in Los Angeles stash houses. His shadow darkens underground tunnels between Mexico and the U.S. His spirit drives his clan to bloodshed. The world’s most-wanted kingpin may be dead. But the Sinaloa cartel will thrive until America legalizes drugs.

Guatemalan authorities are currently investigating whether Joaquín Guzmán (nicknamed El Chapo) was killed in a gunfight near Mexico’s border in a remote jungle-ranch province known as Peten.

El Chapo is an entrepreneurial criminal. ‘Entrepreneurial’ because he takes risks and acclimates to overcome obstacles. ‘Criminal’ because he does not compete on...