Drug cartels from Mexico threaten democracy in the US on Access Utah Tuesday

May 7, 2013

On Tuesday’s Access Utah we’ll revisit a conversation from January with journalist Ioan Grillo, who has written about Mexican narcotraffickers for the past decade, even interviewing members of the cartels and their death squads. He says that “El Narco is not a gang; it is a movement and an industry drawing in hundreds of thousands from bullet-ridden barrios to marijuana-growing mountains.”

Grillo believes these cartels “have transformed into a criminal insurgency that threatens the nation’s democracy and spirals into the United States.”