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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 cartels has been hampered by rampant corruption among local and federal police and politicians, some of whom have actively worked with cartels for their own benefit.₁ Recently, Mexico’s continuation of drug trafficking to the United States has been increasing drug use for minors and has caused more violence. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 20 million Americans aged 12 or older used an illegal drug in the past 30 days.₂ As the United States of America is the world 's largest consumer of cocaine, as well as of other illegal drugs,their demand is what motivates the drug business, and the main goal of Mexican Drug Cartels is to introduce narcotics into the US.₃ It has been estimated by analysts that anywhere from $13.6 billion to $49.4 billion is being earned by Mexico’s drug trade annually. One of the biggest problems for Mexico has been its ineffective…

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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…

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  • Drug Cartel Research

    2006) 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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  • Argumentative Essay On Drug Cartels

    With drug use on the rise in America, 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…

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  • Mexican Drug Cartel Issue Analysis

    United States must take action against Mexican drug cartels, the solution must come from Mexico because the U.S has to ensure its own safety, Mexico has to regain stability, and the heart of drug trafficking operations is the land of Mexico. Mexico has become the focus of a great deal of attention in the United States in the early twenty-first century, primarily due to two major issues. One concern is the issue of illegal immigration and the building of a fence from Texas to California to limit…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Nixon Drug Cartels Essay

    Nixon helped drug cartels The U.S. has always been in wars; whether it was to fight for freedom or to fight in order to prevent a future war. The longest war that the U.S. has fought would be believed to be the Afghan war, but in reality the longest war fought would have to be the war on drugs. Starting 45 years ago and still ongoing today the War on drugs is an issue. In the 1960s, as drugs became symbols of youthful and political rebellion, and social upheaval, the government focused on the…

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  • The Robber Barons In The Myth Of The Robber Barons?

    One of the greatest influential people during the Industrial Age were the robber barons. A robber baron was a person that exploited the working class and obtained tribute from the public. They had been accused of creating a monopolistic economy in several different areas of the United States. The principal barons that were the strongest are Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie and J.P. Morgan. These individuals created such a strong monopoly over their respected industry. Through…

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