Drug Cartels in Mexico

Topics: Mexican Drug War / Pages: 9 (2243 words) / Published: Apr 29th, 2012
The Mexican drug cartels have been a cancer that has grown through out Mexico. Influenced by Colombian cartels, such as the Pablo Escobar’s Medellin and the Cali Cartel. In 2008, over 5,600 people were killed in Mexico; many were torture/or beheaded (Hixson, 2009). It has stretched from the border town of Tijuana all the way to the beaches of Cancun. Many people have been robbed, tortured, kidnapped, injured, and murdered through out the domestic drug war that is going on in Mexico. Police officers have been known to take bribes from different drug traffickers, which has given more power to the drug cartels. Even some politicians have been accused of being backed by particular cartels. Felipe Calderon, Mexico’s current President has taken many tactics from Colombian government to stop the drug war in Mexico. In Scott Johnson’s article “The Mexican Drug Connection”, Johnson has a mix of true and false statements. For instance although Mexican Drug Cartels have networked with Mexican gangs to disturbed drugs in the United States, border towns like San Diego and El Paso close to drug cartel infested cities haven’t had a “Spillover” of violence. Even though Americans are not being affected by the “Spillover” of violence going in Mexico, we are still being affected indirectly. The objective for this paper is to

As noted in Paul Gootenberg’s article “Blowback: The Mexican Drug Crisis”, Mexican Drug Cartels branched off from Colombian Drug Cartels to make more money for themselves. Colombians forged a business partnership with Mexican traffickers, who specialized in smuggling drug across the American border, at first on a simple fee basis of $ 1,000 to $2,000 per kilogram (Gootenberg, 2010). After a while hardheaded Mexicans similar to Sinaloa’s Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, won bargaining power against the Colombian Cartels, demanding half of the profit of the smuggling (Garcia, 2009). Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo started to network among Mexican gangs in the United

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