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Antonio Navalón
Antonio Navalón The Country of Tunnels The longest tunnel made by drug traffickers ranges from San Diego to Tijuana
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A tunnel, such as the one theoretically used by Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera to escape, exposes us and humiliated us in front of the world.

Now, another tunnel, one that was just discovered, considered as the longest used by drug traffickers, and which ranges from San Diego to Tijuana, puts a series of situations happening in our country in the spotlight.

We can add to that the angry and strong statement made by U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton when calling the disappearance of the 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers College “outrageous,” to the video showing the torture of a woman in Guerrero by two soldiers and a federal police officer.

And if we listened to Salvador Cienfuegos, the head of the National Defense Secretariat (Sedena), and Francisco Soberón, head of the Navy Secretariat, who now says that the fulfillment of military obligations, “don’t imply or justify, under any circumstances, the practice of illegal acts of dishonor or indiscipline,” then we can detect that the machinery of the problems that harm national security is overloading.

Since long ago, people like Donald Trump — and there are many on both sides of the border — have said that Mexico is the natural entrance of insecurity to the United States.

In that sense, the current longest tunnel made by drug traffickers, which is 800 meters (2,625 feet) in length and where 1,000 kilograms (2,205 pounds) of cocaine and 7,000 kilograms of marihuana were seized, not only displays the business of drug trafficking and illegal weapons, but also shows a scenario in which those tunnels leading to the heart of the San Diego Naval Base could be used by anyone to allow the entry of jihadists, or worse, weapons which could do a lot of damage behind the border of the northern empire.

All this is happening at a time when nominations to elect the next president of the United States are being defined, and when we Mexicans are already witnessing the first act of the 2018 presidential election, that is, the elections of June 5 for 12 governors and the creation of the new Constitution of Mexico City.

Things are already warming up and we have reached a point where everything is intertwined and not just in a casual way. Meanwhile, Mexico now goes from being the country of the common graves or that of laws that are not met, to being the country of tunnels leading to hell.

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