The cartel, as almost everyone knows, is a huge problem in Mexico. In fact, organized crime is a big problem anywhere there is a large city. Most organized crime nowadays are a bit more covert than the cartel however. There is a huge problem when the cartel seems to overpower the police force and the government.
This does not mean all hope is lost, as long as the cartel isn’t running the country and the government. Their weakness is their many different groups, which sometimes go into conflict with each other as seen by the many gruesome video clips floating around. Provoking the military while not having control over it is a bad idea even for the cartels.