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  • The Mexican Drug Cartels

    A drug cartel is a criminal organization developed with the purpose of promoting and controlling drug trafficking operations. They range from loosely managed agreements among various drug traffickers to formalized commercial enterprises. Up until the early 1900s, the use of opium, cocaine, marijuana, and alcohol were legal in the United States and could be purchased at pharmacies and stores. “Chinese merchants brought opium to Sinaloa back in the late 1800’s...and since then, Sinaloa has been full of opium”(Saviano). A steady series of laws passed in the United States made all drug use illegal. The Mexican Drug Cartels have a lot more power than people think. “The DEA claims the following cartels are currently in active in the United States:…

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  • Drug Cartels In Mexico

    The genesis of all drug cartels in Mexico trace to a Mexican Judicial Federal Police agent Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo also known as "The Godfather". He was the founder of the “Guadalajara Cartel”, which controlled all illegal drug trade in and around Mexico’s border in 1980. Since 2006, the Mexican military have intervened with a goal of stopping all drug-related violence consisting inside Mexico’s borders, leaving drug trafficking a problem to the United States. The ongoing fight against drug…

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  • Drug Cartel Research

    reported that he U.S president Richard Nixon confirmed ‘war on drugs’ on Mexican drug cartels however, ‘the supply and use of drugs has not changed in any fundamental way’. A Mexican official spent years combating drug trafficking he stated that ‘This war is not winnable’ (The Wall Street Journal, 26th December 2009). Various economic factors contribute towards the continuing existence of the MCs. Drug trafficking is a global illicit trades that includes, agriculture, manufactures,…

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  • Drug Cartels Influence On Mexico

    directly tied to the Mexican political system (Navarro & Vivas, 2012). Drug cartels start off by taking over small and local businesses, then progress to larger ones, and eventually having some sort of power or influence over high-ranking and government officials. Cartels contribute to local and regional political campaigns, bribe officials, and much more to assure the need to extract favors and permissions from the officeholders…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Drug Cartels

    the drug cartels have become more powerful than can be controlled by Mexican authorities or U.S border patrol. Just like in No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy. We need to put more effort into controlling the trade. Many people in Mexico have a hard time living in their country due poverty. According to the Japan Times the Mexican poverty rate hit 46.2% last year. The poverty line isn’t as high as you think it is. The Japan Times defines poverty as living on no more than 1,615 pesos…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Cartel Violence

    says Grillo. In the confession from the cartel members reports that the bodies were cremated in a large garbage pit that was kept alive by diesel, tires, wood, and gasoline; however, the remains that were not incinerated were put in trash bags and dumped into a nearby river says Grillo: “On Nov. 7, Mexico's Attorney General, Jesús Murillo Karam, revealed that three cartel assassins had confessed to taking the students to a garbage dump, where they allegedly murdered them and incinerated their…

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  • El Chapo Sinaloa Cartel

    of the El Chapo Sinaloa Cartel, currently the biggest drug empire in the history. Over the years, he has built a corporate that makes him billions of dollars from selling synthetic drugs such as: marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine. In fact, he even made it on the Forbes magazine as one of the smartest entrepreneur with his staggering net worth. El Chapo is being admired for his genius schemes on accumulating wealth by smuggling illegal substances throughout the globe by means of:…

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  • Medellin Cartel Pros And Cons

    him operate his drug cartel anyway he pleased (Bowden 24). Pablo was now thinking big. Pablo and his cartel pioneered the act of moving enormous quantities of cocaine with boats and planes through Mexico and to the United States (Drug). Escobar enlisted the help of Carlos Ledher. Carlos Ledher first approached Pablo because he felt the business needed him. He told Escobar that they needed to make cocaine the leading drug of the 1980s. He also said they needed to get a stronghold on the entire…

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  • Zeta Drug Cartel Case Analysis

    organizational structure of the Sinola Federation and Zeta drug cartels. The drug kingpins governor these illegal business in the same manner as fortune five hundred companies, strategically managing these outlawed business as legal corporations. The Cartels define strategic choices which gives their organizations direction guided by strategy. Furthermore, they closely resemble the Porter’s five Framework, organizing themselves effectively in a cut throat market yielding $320 billion a year…

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  • Corruption In El Chapo Guzman's Drug Cartel

    Mexico, a place minutes away from the United States is known for its cartels that distribute drugs and guns for a larger profit. The Sinaloa Cartel is one of the most violent and smartest gang organizations ran by El Chapo Guzman, a notorious drug lord whom escaped out of prison twice and has more than 100 killings under his name. The information about El Chapo and his drug cartel that is being introduced is an example of what the Mexico government would play a part in for its own corruption.…

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