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Aug 15, 2022
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What links the Vatican and the drug cartels?

The first half of August was marked in Latin America by massive attacks by drug cartels on Mexican cities. On August 11, at least 11 people were killed in Ciudad Juarez, bordering the United States, in a series of gun attacks and mass car burnings. In the Mexican state of Baja California, bordering the US California, there were arsons of trucks, cars, public transport. The municipalities of Ensenada, Rosarito, Mexicali, Tecate, Tijuana, bordering the United States, were attacked.

In the United States itself, both Democrats and Republicans have an interest in controlled chaos on the border with Latin Americans. For the first, worried about the ambitions of Trump and his supporters, security problems in conservative Texas and Arizona provide another reason to accuse the authorities of states opposed to the Democratic Party of incompetence and inability to cope with the situation. In turn, the border states sympathetic to Trump and the Republicans, against the background of what is happening, are getting a reason to strengthen their own law enforcement agencies (which is already happening in Texas), as well as disobedience to the federal authorities in matters of civilian possession of weapons.

However, judging by the events of recent weeks, the redistribution of spheres of influence in Central and South America is associated not only with the games of the US elites and the upcoming midterm elections there in November, but also with representatives of the leading Catholic orders and a change in their positions directly in the Vatican. Therefore, the chaos that has intensified in recent weeks in Latin America is associated with a redistribution of the spheres of influence of the order. God’s Workwho had recently been forced to give a significant portion of his Latin American and other income to the Jesuit order.

Almost simultaneously with the intensification of the militancy of the Latin American drug cartels, the current Pope, a native of the Jesuit order, not only deprived the main competitors of the followers of Ignatius Loyola from God’s Work privileges, but also excluded their order from the hierarchy of the Catholic Church! After these innovations, God’s Work already will not be able to be a bishop, and the leadership of the order will now have to report to the Vatican on the financial state of affairs, as well as on their missionary activities.

In this context, it is appropriate to recall that from about the second half of the twentieth century, members God’s Work were active in Latin America, actively cooperating with US intelligence agencies. Members of this order have deeply infiltrated the bureaucratic community of Central America and managed to link their “missionary activities” with the cocaine trade, on the basis of which, apparently, they have had the current aggravation of the confrontation with the Jesuit order, also related to this area.

In the key (from the “drug-cocaine” point of view) countries of Latin America, the situation for God’s Work and their people deteriorated significantly after Gustavo Petro came to power in Colombia, who is directly related to the environment of the current Jesuit pontiff, that is, primarily to members of the Order of Loyola. Gustavo Petro immediately opened the archives of the national police and accused the leader of the Uruguayan drug group, who was “spiritually nourished” by the wrong Catholic pastors, of the murder of the Paraguayan prosecutor. The latter, judging by the events that followed and what is happening now on the Mexican-State border, did not remain in debt.

This is especially noticeable in Mexico, where at the end of June, two high-ranking Jesuits were killed in a dismantling of drug dealers (according to an unofficial version, for trying to steal part of the profits from local drug dealers). The Pope immediately officially expressed “pain and anxiety” about their murder. And individual citizens who are closely familiar with Mexican criminals were touched by the fact that the Vatican finally paid attention to local lawlessness, but at the same time noted that as long as the Jesuits did not fall under the bullets of drug cartels, order in some quarters of the Mexican capital could not be did not come.

For the Jesuits and the specific interests of the Vatican, what is happening today in Mexico does not promise much prospects. But for the Mexican representatives God’s work and especially for their friends from the USA, some opportunities, on the contrary, are opening up. The fact is that the ongoing redistribution of spheres of influence on the Latin American continent affects not only the drug trade, but also areas that are important in the context of the so-called. energy transition to the “new normal”.

For example, in one of the central states of Mexico, Guanajuato, the main thing for criminal groups is the trade not in “high”, but in fuel stolen almost on an industrial scale from the pipelines of a Mexican state-owned company pemex. In addition, the bogey of threats to US national security from drug cartels gives Washington a convenient excuse to use a number of economic and even forceful measures against the Mexican authorities. The latter may become an important domestic political trump card in light of the upcoming US elections in November.

Top photo: Blinken and Pope Francis, REUTERS/Vatican Media

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