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The Red Line

Apr 3, 2023

In this episode, we delve into the complex and lucrative world of the Mexican cartel drug trade and explore the economic factors that drive it. From the production and transportation of drugs to the money laundering schemes used to hide profits, we examine the various stages of the drug trade and the key players involved. We also discuss the impact of the drug trade on the Mexican economy and society, as well as the efforts being made to combat this illicit industry. Is there a way to blunt the rise of drugs like Fentanyl, or are we continuing down a path that simply empowers the cartels? We ask our panel of experts.

On the panel this week:
- Jorge Castañeda (Fmr Foreign Minister of Mexico)
- Vanda Felbab-Brown (Brookings)
- Scott Mistler-Ferguson (Crime Researcher)
- Steven Dudley (InSight Crime)

Intro - 00:00
PART 1 - 03:52
PART 2 - 37:47
PART 3 - 59:09
PART 4 - 79:41
Conc - 96:20 

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