'Its not limited to Mexico. The number of people in US prisons and jails on drug charges increased by 1,100 percent between 1980 and 2005. More African Americans are behind bars now than were enslaved in 1850, and most received racially discriminatory sentences on minor drug-related charges. The first drug prohibition law ever passed was an 1875 ordinance in San Francisco, California banning opium, and with it, criminalizing working class Chinese immigrants and attacking their local economy: the drug war has its deepest roots in racism.'
I know you don't care. No one does. We are in the Twitter era, where reading anything longer than 2 lines is for scholars. And we are only concerned by what we think affect us only directly, like the bus fare rising. Our education systems are design to fragment knowledge, and like wise we fragment reality.
Anyway, if you think you are not affected by the war against organized crime around the world, you might want to read the full article. It is fairly long, but quite concise and simple, it does not go too much in depth but it gives a general understanding on the global 'benefits' of Drug dealing and its illegality. Skip the first part, it gives context but is merely anecdotic, start from 'Illegality is Money'.
And then play this tune cos is good and it makes you wanna be a gangsta.