George Lopez teamed up with Funny or Die to perform a Mexican rendition of Presidential Hopeful Donald Trump. The video comes in relation to Donald Trump’s infamous Trump Tower speech where he alleged that Mexican immigrants are bringing in more crime and drugs, along with being noted as rapists. Which is a specious assumption, because much of the rhetoric is drenched in xenophobic and bigoted appeals. The crime is being brought because of the astronomic consumption by Americans pertaining to drugs. It’s not as though America cultivates much of the drugs they use, such as heroin. Much of the manufacturing of heroin in Latin America is trafficked towards the United States, according to United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
“Cocaine reaching the United States is believed to originate to a large extent in Colombia and to enter the country via Mexico…In the United States, the trend in some of the cocaine market indicators changed in 2011 and 2012: cocaine seizures rose from 89 tons in 2010 to 106 tons in 2011, and the estimated prevalence of past-year cocaine use in the population aged 12 years or older rose from 1.5 per cent in 2011 to 1.8 per cent in 2012, following a steady decline between 2006 and 2011.”
The reason there is such a huge market is because of the demand. If there were no buyers, there would be no market. Cocaine remains as one of the most prevalent and favorable drugs in North America.
“Cocaine use is still relatively concentrated in the Americas, Europe and Oceania, and practically all of the world’s cocaine is produced in three countries in South America. The most problematic use of cocaine is in the Americas. In North America, cocaine use has been declining since 2006, partly due to a sustained shortage. However, more recently, a slight increase in prevalence has been observed in the United States, as has an increase in maritime seizures.”
Donaldo Trumpez also mentions that he is going to build a wall, which is exactly what we don’t need. A move like this could possibly heighten tensions between the two countries, which denotes an inauspicious sign considering that Mexico is in the top 3 of both import and export partners with the United States.