Sinaloa Incorporated: Understanding The Sinaloa Cartel Like A Corporation To Reduce Violence In Mexico
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The Sinaloa Cartel is one of the various drug cartels currently existing in Mexico, but unlike other drug cartels, the Sinaloa Cartel has lasted the longest, was titled the most powerful drug cartel in the world by the U.S. Treasury Department and developed the most sophisticated business system. The characteristics of the system are strategies that legal corporations such as the United Fruit Company, the Brown and Williamson Company, and the Browning Arms Company use; and that includes offshoring, social media, and collaboration with the government of its home state, respectively. These strategies were all necessary for the Sinaloa Cartel to expand its presence in the globalized illegal drug market. That said, similar to legal corporations when there is a lack of regulation; businesses are prone to illicit activities that lead to violence. In the case of the Sinaloa Cartel, the lack of regulation on drugs has allowed them to grow their business and give them an incentive to engage in criminal activities such as the use of violence to maintain its corporate-like business running. Therefore, an alternative solution to the drug war is offered to counter the Sinaloa Cartel as a multinational corporation, and reduce the violence associated with it.