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Developments in Mexico and -- -- result of the violence in the drug war a major cruise -- stay away from a certain city.
Because the violence here here's our border with Mexico.
And a lot of these cruise ships come out of San Diego down here to cobble some Lucas and also the town of moderate line.
-- a lot -- -- it's been out it's been a flashpoint for violence now for the last couple of years.
And because of that fewer Americans will now call that a port of call many folks here about Acapulco.
And obviously Mexico City but -- line is is an area that now will be.
Diverted captain Raymond Brown a series of former chief of intelligence for the US Coast Guard and US navy surface warfare officer captain good morning to you.
He said -- -- -- and have adopted a terrorist ethos in what way.
Like any terrorists they intend to intimidate -- -- through.
Coercive means of violence of mass casualties.
And the use of publicity the purpose of terrorism that terrorized forced governments and peoples to do their well that's what terrorists do they're not gonna take on.
The United States or them.
Any formal military force they go by other means and they are doing exactly that particularly the Sinaloa Cartel down in that area of -- on Mexico and it just to be clear the cruise ships are not a target their right.
An American citizens and -- curiously target in this case -- -- No not specifically.
These cartels are continuing criminal enterprises the emphasis is on business however to carry out.
There deadly trade.
Will exert influence they will threaten government's not only with violence but with economic impact.
This is simply a business decision that the tourists.
And cruise ships do not want to go anywhere -- violence so -- not the target this is -- side -- though the drug cartels are happy to show that they can wield that kind of influence on the Mexican government -- and a -- and businesses of the United States that there were two people killed just recently in that town and that's what got this -- cruise -- -- -- -- -- can go there anymore I would assume it's a Smart move on behalf of the companies agreed.
It's it is it is a prudent move tourists don't want to go -- violence and though.
Individual wishes to go -- Viles is getting harder and harder to find places in Mexico which are safe that way.
There over the last five years have been more civilians killed in Mexico by violent means that have been killed Afghanistan.
That bears some looking at.
Captain the one more point here and all this that the drug trade really comes what out of South America.
And has taken over -- if it does that southern Mexican border and that's when the cartels get a hold of it and they help us throughout through up to.
Our -- border right.
Indeed that's that that's right at the -- -- countries of origin.
Bolivia Peru and Colombia.
That up through the business and to Mexico and then across our border we created that problem in fact I was a part of that with the US Coast Guard when -- you used to come across the Caribbean.
Made that too tough.
We need to do the same thing it was done back with Colombian -- that is eradication in countries of origin interdiction.
Along the route and in Mexico and certainly stopping them along our border and right now.
We collectively the Mexicans see Americans and other countries involved and affected -- are not doing a very good job captain thank you for your expertise appreciate you coming in today Raymond Brown with -- -- -- -- Massachusetts thanks.
My pleasure -- our market.
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