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Mexican drug cartels now make money exporting ore

November 30, 2013
By MARK STEVENSON , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MEXICO CITY - Mexican drug cartels looking to diversify their businesses long ago moved into oil theft, pirated goods, extortion and kidnapping, consuming an ever larger swath of the country's economy. This month, federal officials confirmed the cartels have even entered the country's lucrative mining industry, exporting iron ore to Chinese mills.

 
 

 

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