The Mexican Drug War South of the United States across the border in Mexico there is a current drug war. According to Solomon Moore of The New York Times, the United States has helped the Mexican governments with over $1.5 billion dollars (1). The Mexican government is battling their drug cartels and the cartels are battling one another. The illegal drug market has never been so unsettled. There are small elite killing squads now operating on both sides of the Mexican-American border. Law enforcement authorities say that the traffickers that are distributing the cartels’ marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines and other drugs are responsible for an incredible number of killings and brutal assaults. Officials on both sides of the border have agreed that the United States is the source for most of the guns used in the violent drug cartel war in Mexico. The violence occurring in the United States cannot even compare to what is happening in Mexico. The cartels in Mexico have been thriving for years and have grown to an industry. According to Randal Archibold of The New York Times, violence has greatly increased in the last 6 to 12 months, especially in the area of home invasions (2). Law enforcement officials have reported even seeing these vicious men put guns to a baby’s mouth. The police have become severely overwhelmed by the intense amount of fire power that is in the hands of drug traffickers. They have armed themselves with assault rifles and even grenades. The Mexican cartels have been around for a long time and are growing. They have become known for being distributors of marijuana. According to Randal Archibold of The New York Times, they have now taken over cocaine distribution from Colombian cartels. The Colombians have formed alliances with the Mexican cartels to move cocaine. It is still largely produced in South America and then goes through Mexico and into the United States (5). The Mexicans have also recently been taking over a lot of the
There is a war going on currently south of our border. While we Americans continue to plunge ourselves in countless never ending conflicts, we are ignoring our own ongoing war next door. Mexico, our neighboring country to the south has been waging a war for years that has seemed to have gone unnoticed. This war is between the Mexican government and the cartels that seem to run the country. Just like the USA has people that support its politicians, the same thing happens in Mexico with the cartels….
The Mexican Drug War
By: Blake Cohen
INR2002 – Spring 2013
Word Count: 3800
In 2006, Mexico began to crack down on drug trafficking operations in union with the United States. Why all of the sudden? In regard to that question, my paper will include a history of events leading up to this sudden crack down on drug trafficking, from its start in the 1960’s until today. After the history of the drug war, I will discuss the main states involved like the United States….
Mexican Drug War
The Mexican Drug War is perhaps the deadliest and most devastating battle this country has encountered in it's history. Its' violence affects both civilians and its' very culture. Since 2006, the border of Mexico has been a place of hostility, turmoil, and outright warfare which has transitioned throughout the countryside. Unlike traditional military solutions, Mexico and the United States must work together to quell the hostility by creating economic opportunities….
The Mexican drug war has been a long and deadly fight between the Mexican government and the cartels in Mexico. Most of the war has been fought on the border of Mexico and the U.S.making small border communities ghost towns. The reason why these people are leaving is because of the extreme violence this war has brought on to Mexico. From 2006 to 2012 there has been 63,000, deaths related to drug violence in Mexico. The war has left its mark on the people and on the government of Mexico. The government….
Mexican Drug War
Mexico has had a reputation for trafﬁcking drugs to the United States and
South America since the major trafﬁcking started in the early 1960s, but the drug
trade between the United States and Mexico started in 1933 when the United
States revoked the alcohol prohibition. It is easy for the drug cartels and
trafﬁckers to move the drugs through Mexico because of its prime location
between the United States and South America. Also do to the cartels in nearby….
caused by regional narcotic wars and global drug trafficking.
The epidemic of drug trafficking and violence has resulted in a war between Mexico’s government and the Narcos who instigate these acts of violence. There has been an ongoing fight between the Mexican Government and Narcos as far back as 2006. Before a fight erupted between the Mexican government and the Narcos, war brewed among several drug cartels. As violence and competition only made tension among drug cartel worse, violence began….
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The Mexican Drug War can be solved with nonviolence.
A person who doesn’t live in Mexico sees drugs as many things such as medical supplies, overdoses, and doctors. But, when a person in Mexico hears the word “drugs” many will visualize the conflict and violence their country has with drugs. The Mexican Drug War is causing violence between the government and drug cartels in areas like Jalisco, Chihuahua, and Veracruz (Taylor). Authorities are scrambling to intercept the illegal good which have common….
War on Drugs: Mexican Cartels
As Americans in the United States face the war on drugs, we struggle to get a grip on the killer of a nation. It seems as if illegal narcotics are killing and destroying families at an alarming rate. Since the early eighties, children have dropped out of school to make a profit from this dream killer. Many parents were either addicted to these illegal drugs, or in denial of their corruption. In many legal cases you hear the convicted….
Illegal drugs have become such a large problem for the world in the past decade. Those in economic depression use drugs to not only “soothe” them, but to make the money as well. And of those countries, there is Mexico. Mexico’s Drug War has been going on since 2006, and it has had lots of tolls on both its people and its government effectiveness. The USA has been a major part of trying to help Mexico through its issues, since the very beginning of this drug war. Without the US’s assistance, Mexico….