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In the Mexican War on Drugs, the word, “cartel” gets thrown around a lot. The Sinaloa Cartel; The Gulf Cartel; La Famillia; Los Zetas.

But who actually are these organisations which have inflicted grotesque violence on Mexico - and made billions of dollars in the process? How did they grow from small smuggling gangs, to mighty empires - and then splinter into separate factions each fighting one another?

And, crucially, what role did the War on Drugs itself play in making this violence inevitable?

Correction: June 17, 2021
An earlier version of this video showed footage of the Zapatistas when referencing the Zetas.

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The Deadliest Cartel in Mexico
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    VICE

    Watch the next episode of The War on Drugs Show, looking at how the Los Zetas Cartel changed the game in the Mexican War on Drugs: uzmilk.info/number/bMmjmnuEgYdtlNc/video.html

    • SIDEMEN CLUB
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    Gadgets Addict

    Why do your videos look like they were shot in 1980?

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    Isabel Junker

    How Vice makes millions from morbid stories for morbid people??

  • Drew Tice
    Drew Tice

    Drugs only get stronger, cheaper, more available, and end up killing more people both from direct drug use or cartel violence.. What a success.

  • Drew Tice
    Drew Tice

    Go watch Narcos Mexico, it goes into how Miguel Gallardo and Quintero built up their whole cartel by uniting all the "plazas" into one cartel, how they secured the coke deal with the columbians and all the subsequent in-fighting.. fucking really well done show. It even shows the Americans secret but sorta bumbling revenge team they sent b/c of Camarena.

  • Jeff Kotasek
    Jeff Kotasek

    Zetas have put out snuff films of torture and beheadings.

  • mo z
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    Narcos

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    Vice being Vice 💯

  • D J
    D J

    And now that they have an agreement with the biden crime family money is flowing like the Rio grande

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    Jose Ayala

    The DEA ordered kikis death and the fbi

    • Jose Ayala
      Jose Ayala

      Never ending drug trade for a reason everyone co operates

  • daniel cervantes
    daniel cervantes

    As long as the US stays the as the #1 consumer , my parents land will never witness peace

  • Gregg Whipple
    Gregg Whipple

    Joe Biden is helping them make money. Create a problem so you can half ass fix it.

  • E Swizzle
    E Swizzle

    Seriously tho who’s curious what a legit key bump of Mexican marching powder will do to ya

  • Jim Horan
    Jim Horan

    That’s why we need a 50 foot wall with armed guards

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    Mr Drank

    RIP don Hector y don Eladio 😮‍💨🥺

  • Thomas Vavrusco
    Thomas Vavrusco

    I am a political scientist. "Cartel" is a confederation of two or more organizations (smaller or bigger criminal groups).

  • Oscar Duarte
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    All you gringos sniffing coke at your hipster parties, you have blood on your hands.

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    GHOST DOG

    Cartels work side by side with the FBI, CIA, ATF and every other organization out there.. when agendas need to be pushed they called the cartels. #Monopoly

  • Alexander
    Alexander

    they make milions because both mexican and american government allows it, helps it, suport it etc

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    Timon Bailey

    Bro its the same as selling potatoes

  • MrCowabungaDude
    MrCowabungaDude

    I like Mexican marijuana, better than white-washed versions of what real weed used to make you feel. I'm not a crackhead, but when I was younger for the first time the Acapulco Gold got me sleeping for out the whole day almost. I was faced into the couch sleeping, really I was too young to stay up and laugh at stuff. I was wreck'd high. I didn't even know if anyone knew I was high off my booty, I was sooooo tired. The weed isn't the same anymore. Now they smoke crack level weed that is borderline narcotic. I tried my recreational smoke weed, and I was hyper-sensitive to everything. My environment instantly turned threatening because I wasn't smoking mid to low weed. It's all the same now, no matter if they call it indica or sativa. They're selling placebo and it all effects the brain the same. That type of weed isn't medical level. Old school weed is more illegal then, since crack is legalized. Acapulco Gold, Northern Lights, Tie'd Stick, Mauí Wowwie, Crippy, Hydro those are the weeds that are legally medical but highly illegal being sold on street, because it's to save he distributor from some corrupt recycling system going on in the USA with meth-labs and dusty-bud growers capitalizing on the stigma of what marijuana has on a curious music listner. Drug runners in the USA are greedy money launders taking their ventures for business to an almost extremist level. It's stupid because now medical will never be free in the USA. Thanks USA drug diluters and runners. Now I don't even want none of it.

  • Its Tony
    Its Tony

    They blamed Rafael caro quintero for Enrique “kiki” murder

    • prat 667
      prat 667

      Who actually killed him

    • _M0S
      _M0S

      You watch a lot of TV.

  • akhtar nawaz
    akhtar nawaz

    It wouldn't surprise me it's actually the government from both countries doing some of the killings from Mexico and the Americans so they can turn on each other

  • Brian Pitpurka
    Brian Pitpurka

    El mayo is the only guy who you can say is the boss of bosses everyone thinks el chapo was the main guy el chapo was working for el mayo. Definitely a big player dont get me wrong but el mayo had the final word. And el mayo is still living free

  • Dercio Silveira
    Dercio Silveira

    GOT DAMN IT, JERCKS! PUT THE FUCKING US ARMY TO PATROL THE BORDER!

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    lois young

    If the US ended the war on drugs the violence would stop.

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    t millz

    Legalize all drugs

  • The Silver Ninja
    The Silver Ninja

    I actually read Ioan Grillo's book, El Narco. Extremely informative read on how the cartel works. It has some gruesome, gruesome descriptions but it is as authentic as it gets.

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    Ed Chez

    Poor Mexico! So far from God and so close to the United States! -- Porfirio Diaz

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    Ronald Reagan was a poor illiterate misanthrope, white and supremacist without much brain ... His rudimentary intelligence made him think that drugs should be fought with firearms ... The thing is that humanity has been drugged and drunk since the beginning of the times and that it will continue to do so ... As if that were not enough, drug trafficking is a business of international bankers and politicians.

  • Matty Morris
    Matty Morris

    Narco Mexico on Netflix is a good show about all this

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    seasidegalaxystreet

    The only options left are global warming to wipe it all out or the use of nuclear.

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    Ken Merrill

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    Danny Medina

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    INFINITYKING

    Some of this info is wrong chapo was not running anything he just moved coke el Mayo actually ran the cartel the CIA killed keke and blamed it on the cartels to have the ability too kill or arrest the leaders

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    Teddy

    We'd like to congratulate drugs for winning the war on drugs.

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  • davidtsw
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    How long till the governments realize that the only way to stop this is to legalize drugs...

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    Reaper

    1:13 The guy with the glasses already knew it wouldnt work lmao

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    If there is a demand there is a supply

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    Damn they make billions!!! I guess if the government actually up the minimum wage to $50 dollars an hour, maybe people would get a 9-5 job 🤔... and yet some people wonder why unemployment rate is so high

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    Tim M

    The drug trade keeps U.S. jails full. The US likes to put everyone in jail. They haven't tried very hard to stamp out the drug trade and it seems like that's part of the reason.

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    Limerick's Finest

    Maybe murica should try and tackle it's insatiable appetite for class A narcotics instead of selling guns all over South America

  • Bannedone 3ice
    Bannedone 3ice

    Why US hasn’t brought Democracy there??? Point to ponder 🤔

    • Unregistered Gamer
      Unregistered Gamer

      No money. Or at least not enough to make back what was used. Plus the only power we could realistically have is through the government the same government that had been bought out years ago. Not to mention the impossible terrain to traverse thick jungles and desert in one area city and town's in the other. Plus U.S just pulled out of Iraq the American people aren't exactly to eager to get back into war

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  • Juan Patino
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  • Sharon Montano
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    Cartel Guadalajara Nueva Generación El Mencho!

  • TodayFreedom
    TodayFreedom

    The only way to defeat what has become “a nation within a nation” is to use extra-judicial techniques. You can’t defeat psychopathic monsters with court cases and jail sentences. Wipe them out. Iran has the right idea: get caught dealing drugs and you get the noose.

  • Suh Dude
    Suh Dude

    Fvck government, let people be 😤

  • Stevie Wonders
    Stevie Wonders

    You get the intelligence agencies of foreign countries to work with you.

  • Luis Calvillo
    Luis Calvillo

    Ustedes gringos nunca dejan de hacer reportajes y artículos sobre drogas, pero tampoco nunca dejan de consumirlas

  • Микаел Барнет
    Микаел Барнет

    Why are you guys just repacking your old content

  • B Smith
    B Smith

    They said cartel was a made up word but they call the gangs cartels several times.😂 What the hell is up with that F'ed up haircut soy boy?

  • Jesus Orozco
    Jesus Orozco

    This is so misinformed. Btw Scarface was Cuban and hated Colombians lol

  • Anthony Nick
    Anthony Nick

    SUPPLY and Demand,if there wasn't DEMAND,THEY WOULDN'T SUPPLY. ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING 🚫 ILLEGAL CREATS A DEMAND, LEGALIZED DRUGS/ INDIVIDUAL DESTINY/ TAXED PRODUCTS / STATE RUN,TAXED DRUG MONEY. WHO BENIFITS?

  • Angel Vasquez
    Angel Vasquez

    Chapo was never a boss he was just what the media will show you. The real boss it s Mayo

  • Omkar Chandra
    Omkar Chandra

    Unpopular opinion: The "burrr burrr" sound is annoying.

  • Himanshu singh
    Himanshu singh

    We need to save this guy at all cost

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    RABLATS SMELLY FEET GMO

    Crime does not pay GOOD CITIZENS DUE THERE PART

  • J L
    J L

    Do a fact check. Lots of errors. Listen to Ed Calderon for the real deal.

  • AlphaMegaTron
    AlphaMegaTron

    These human scum cartels need to be eradicated with extreme prejudice..they are worst of the worst

  • Kae Pugna
    Kae Pugna

    How? By way of governments.

  • Salvador Delgado
    Salvador Delgado

    We now know the C.I.A killed the D.E.A agent camarena . And cia is the U.S very own cartel .

  • Jmerca 10
    Jmerca 10

    The cause of the drug problem is the people who consume the drugs. No demand no need to supply.

  • Vishu
    Vishu

    America still don't need wall , right Democrat's?

  • Vishu
    Vishu

    AFTER THIS VISE WILL DEFEND TEARING DOWN THE WALL. 🤡

  • Ronnie Iba
    Ronnie Iba

    You should do a video about Cherán. It's a small indigenous town in Mexico that during the peak of the drug war in Michoacan, they kicked out members of La Familia and Los Caballeros Temprlarios, the government and policemen. It's a beautiful, interesting and inspirational case.

  • m*nkey_MnXxX People-are-Kind
    m*nkey_MnXxX People-are-Kind

    war on poverty! war on homelessness! war on corruption! war on injustice! war on unfair justice system! NOT WAR on Drugs! addiction is a mental health issue not a crime!

  • LazyLion
    LazyLion

    I learned all of this already by playing Ghost Recon Wildlands

  • Red Dawn 1
    Red Dawn 1

    Umm why would the drugs stop ? Guessing ur idea is to legalize everything except guns lol

  • Derek Maestas
    Derek Maestas

    VICE media is a Dumb as hell!!! The biggest drug cartel that makes trillions of money is the United States federal government and the United Nations. I like how Vice media is trying create propaganda against Mexico in hopes the rich elite give them Money for sucking them Off

  • Derek Maestas
    Derek Maestas

    Why do politicians give monetary value to drugs by making them illegal. It’s almost as if they’re profiting from the laws in a way....

  • Derek Maestas
    Derek Maestas

    Kamala Harris, is a drug trafficker

  • Henry Parent
    Henry Parent

    There making drugs to bring here thanks to joe b opening the Border. An Weapons are comeing to an you want to take are gun.that will be the day.

  • 私と一緒にいて
    私と一緒にいて

    Just remember who was the rich drug lord and transport coke to Florida was Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria

  • Charles Snortley
    Charles Snortley

    USPS was the biggest dealer during coronavirus.

  • Brian Grussing
    Brian Grussing

    LOL...you neglected to mention the truth about the US intel/Israel SF training them...it's vice, should've known

  • Im Sleep
    Im Sleep

    Wait is el chapos son also a drug lord?

  • Geny Coria
    Geny Coria

    This only makes me wanna learn more & play my carts right when I start working for the government.

  • Little Beach
    Little Beach

    The " war on drugs" is a joke , the trade only increased since they started.

  • Niggatello
    Niggatello

    I'm a cartel leader. I sell vapes to rabid freshman highschoolers

  • J. Spin
    J. Spin

    The Sinaloa`s leader is and always has been el Sr M. Zambada, that`s why after the chapo`s capture the cartel still have the same power. I recommend to read the book by Anabel Hernandez "El Traidor" a master piece of information about the situation in my country and the lebel of corruption in which we are surrounded but over all the magnitude of the power that this organization has around the globe

  • AzzaintheItaliano
    AzzaintheItaliano

    You what would help solve this problem? A BIG BEATUFUL BORDER WALL!

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