Mexican Cartels

Topics: Mexican Drug War, Drug cartel, Sinaloa Cartel Pages: 4 (1053 words) Published: November 11, 2012
I. Introduction
A. Greeting/ hello hows everybody doing?
B. Attention getter/ Bullets begin flying, armored soldiers and drug cartel members fight it out on the steets killing each other and the surrounding civilians that are innocently just watching as they are caught in the cross fire. Now you may wonder where is this happening..Irag? Afganistan? No Its actually just south of us its happening in Mexico. C. I know this because as crazy as it sounds one of my cousins is in a drug cartel and I’ve seen the bullet holes, the blown up buildings, the blown up cars and the blood on the streets from the people that got shot when I visited Mexico. D. Thesis statement/ Although Mexico has been a producer and transportation route for illegal drugs for generations; the country now finds itself in a pitched battle with powerful and well-financed drug cartels. E. Preview of main points/ Im going to inform you guys a litle bit of the history of the drug cartels and how it started in Mexico, what is going on now in present time Mexico, and the political and personal impact the drug cartels have on Mexico. *Transition* Before I tell you about the current situation in Mexico, I figured its important to tell you about how all of this got started.

II. Body
A. Main point #1 History of Drug cartels.. how did they begin? 1. Sub point/ Drug smuggling in Mexico can be traced back to one man, Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, a corrupt Mexican Federal Agent also known as “The Godfather” (slide) a. He started smuggling marijuana, and became Pablo Escobar’s number one man in Mexico smuggling cocaine across the boarder, and was eventually controlling all smuggling routes into the United States. b. Before he retired, he divided up Mexico leaving different cartels in charge of different areas. 2. Sub point/ There are 8 current cartels in Mexico, divided into two factions. a. The Juarez, Tijuana, Los Zetas and Beltran-Leyva Cartels on one side and the Gulf, Sinaloa and La Familia Cartels...
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