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A crippled economy, a lack of opportunity, and the promise of a better life are all behind Mexico’s number one employer: organized crime cartels.
The Mexican crime cartels are the number one employers in the country, say new reports – with the poverty, corruption, and lack of opportunity making the Mesoamerican country a prime breeding ground for organized crime.
The Yucatan Times claims the popular tourist destination is also the home to the second-most organized crime in the world, trailing only behind Colombia for the dubious honor.
Mexico and other Central American countries — including El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala — are all listed as high on the crime index.
Poverty and corruption have crippled the Mexican economy
What’s more, according to another social justice report, the cartels in Mexico employ more people than some of the biggest corporations in the world, drawing yet another example as to the allure of organized crime.
And this trend only promises to increase as time goes on.
“In 2027, according to predicted trends from the authors, Mexico could face an increase of 40% more casualties and 26% more cartel members,” read the report.
Thanks to warring cartels — who compete with one another for access to such things as drugs, money, and humans available for trafficking — the violence in the country is also on the upswing.