Mexican Cartels Influences, Causes and Solutions.

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By Munoz Gomez, Rafael

Purpose: To lead an appropriate analysis, understanding, comprehension; and find real solutions to the Mexican Cartels, and influences inside our borders; from a natural and objective point of view.

Violence and drugs are problems severely connected with each other, during the last twenty years these two complex concerns have been increasing in the neighboring country, which is also our responsibility, and consequently affect the U.S. directly; while the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has made several advances in making our border more secure, by building 344.3 miles of fence, and implementing sensors for detection of bodies, body temperatures, cameras, called invisible borders; even so, there are no borders or limits to the Mexican Cartels of the drug. Cartels have severely affected our lives, but is the government of both countries doing enough to diminish the traffic of drugs and violence that is taking place in the other side of the border fence? (Moore 1. Nieto 19+). During my life, I have had a lot of real contact with people in this illicit business; friends, coworkers, and it seems to be a regular business everywhere; since I grew, surrounded of incredible and unethical stories about drug traffic, money moving around, casinos and illegal gambling parlors; because of this, I became very aware in this topic; in fact, anyone who can comprehend Spanish can see how they organize to distribute; set margins, but no limits, desperation to gain a comfortable life, the need to be alert all the time without excuse, the distrust to anyone even family members, desire of success over other criminal groups, and somehow their feeling after they reach to much income to be spend, which is really common in their lifestyle. While Cartels use extremely advanced technologies to control the distribution of drugs and money, their methods are implied at ‘narcocorridos,’ a popular type of song which tells a story, though the ‘corridos’ just tell stories about brave people, or any distinguished feat; ‘narcocorridos’ glorify and encourage the greatness of the kingpins while inciting others to follow their careers of ‘braveness’ (Burr 28). In the other hand, they talk about cities they frequently visit around the world; including the U.S. where they usually launder money with the help of corrupted bankers and financial institutions (Fontevecchia 16). Stories about how they mock and corrupt the authorities everywhere, escapes from max security institutions, are the regular topics in ‘narcocorridos’, which are commonly made by petition of the ‘hero’ in the story, and the price is usually very high; denying to write or sing the story, could result in kidnapping or murder of the musical group members. There are approximately eight main Drug Cartels in México, which most of the time battle to obtain “la plaza,” which means they fight for that spot to be used by them for trafficking, distributing, acquisition, and sale of drugs (Sánchez-Caballero). “They use technologies, market strategies and armies of lawyers, accountants;” who logically manage their economic stability, business organization and welfare paramount; furthermore, “professionals to ensure their safe” (Reuter 13+). It seems that the United States of America would like to stop the traffic of drugs, but seriously, it is the “largest consumer of drugs in the world”. This sound contradictious, but worst is that the Mexican Cartels won’t stop until the consumer stops demanding; even though, in Mexico is well known that the ‘narco’ is supported by about the 85% of the high government level (Ketel 1009+). With the word supported, I am referring that those politicians are obtaining profits, immunities and certain privileges with the Justice Department of Mexico. This brings to my mind the Ex-Governor of the State of Colima, Silverio Cavazos Ceballos, who was denying his nexus with cartels of drug, and accusing other politicians to have them; he later was...
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