Mexican Cartel Essay
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Mexican Cartel Drug War
Mexico has a long history of cartels the deaths, drugs and weapon trafficking is in all time high increasing year by year. “Mexico's gangs have flourished since the late 19th century, mostly in the north due to their proximity to towns along the U.S.-Mexico border. But it was the American appetite for cocaine in the 1970s that gave Mexican drug cartels immense power to manufacture and transport drugs across the border. Early Mexican gangs were primarily situated in border towns where prostitution, drug use, bootlegging and extortion flourished” (Wagner). They keep themselves armed and ready with gun supplies shipped from the U.S, taking control of the drug trades. The violence is spilling so out of control that…show more content…
Many of these cartels that are causing the killing are confusing them with other cartel members of a different region that are willing to get their hands on the drugs first so they can come up on top. Many of them struggle to be in control and are willing to kill anybody that could be a threat to them.
The Mexican cartels are so powerful mostly because they are being supplied with weapons from the U.S. “A recent weapon seizure in Nuevo Leon, just across the border from Texas, illustrates that drug traffickers may 11, after an armed confrontation, the Mexican army seized 124 assault rifles, 15 handguns three rockets, more than 5,000 rounds of ammunition and 1,375 ammo magazines.”(Ignatius 2). Most of these weapons come from the U.S. In Arizona the Mexican government held 31.946 handguns and 41,093 assault rifles of these weapons 80% percent came from the United States all this according to the Mexican ambassador starting December 2006 and the percent is getting larger (Ignatius1).
The violence is spilling over the border and the innocent people are getting the worse of it with more murder incidents than ever before. In recent incident in Falcon Lake near the Mexican border 2 men were murdered one of them an American citizen and a Mexican detective. “The beheading of Mexican detective investigating the Sept. 30 shooting of American David Hartley on a border lake is forcing
Mexico Drug War Essay
Running Head: MEXICO'S DRUG WAR
Mexico's Drug War
The purpose of the paper is to discuss the aspect of Mexican war of Drugs. This paper attempts to highlight link between the drugs and the Mexicans and how all of this had an effect on its neighboring states including the United States of America. Concerns of United States were ever-increasing forcing the government of Mexico to take action against the cartels and bring down the trafficking of drugs under any circumstances. The government of Mexico was left with no choice other than to be involved in an armed conflict with the owners and the gang members of drug cartels.
Mexico's Drug War
Mexico and the United States have been close together, at the same time being so far apart. Mexico and the U.S. have maintained a healthy neighbor to neighbor relationship over the centuries. There have been disputes of course, but for the most part both of them are working together (Payan, 2006). When striving to maintain a healthy relationship between neighboring countries, certain problems arise. When the countries don't have the same standard of living, people might try and migrate illegally to the better country. When one country has more illegal drugs than the other, people might try smuggling the drugs. Also, trade between the countries is always a factor in keeping a healthy connection (Baird, 2010).
Q1) What are the consequences of Drugs ?
Drugs have become a very serious problem in the United States. They have become a component of one's every day lives. This Nation's reliance on drugs for pleasure, depression, and medical relief dominates the political and economic scene. Much debate over the drug issue occurs daily. There are hundreds of different drugs, each with its particular effect on the body's nervous system. For instance, narcotics are a series of drugs that affect the mind, causing mental changes (Payan, 2006).
The United States Government will not allow new drugs to be prescribed by a doctor or sold by a pharmacist until the drug has been thoroughly tested and proven to be medically safe. These tests take as long as years to be approved for public use. Unstable drugs are street drugs such as crack, cocaine, heroin, LSD, and MDMA that are made up of several chemical substances that are produced illegally under poor circumstances. Some drugs that are stable are still highly addictive and can cause a number of problems in an individual's life. Certain drugs are responsible for killing thousands of people each year. Those who escape death are sometimes confined to a mental institution.
Q2). What is Alcohol?
Alcohol is the most used and abused drug in the world....
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