La Familia Michoacana

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  • The Mexican Drug War

    War has been an international example of continued policy failure. The complex conflict includes various actors, all of which play a different but important role. There are seven main drug cartels: Beltran-Leyva, Gulf, Juarez, La Familia Michoacana, Los Zetas, Sinaloa, and Tijuana/Arellano Felix. Each cartel maintains its own territory, and some areas are disputed among cartels. For example, Los Zetas controls the Central North and some of the Southeast coast, and the Gulf Cartel reins the Northeast coast. However, both cartels dispute over Zacatecas, a region in central Mexico. Although each cartel upholds its main territory, many have presences in other regions. For example, although the Beltran-Leyva…

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  • Drug Violence In Mexico Essay

    resulted in 5,300 deaths in 2008. The violence has continued to escalate, with an estimated of 70,000 to 130,000 deaths between December 2006 & December 2013. In 2012, Felipe Calderon was succeeded as president. In October 2012, the mexican military forces killed Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, the leader of Los Zetas Cartel. The death of Lazcano was the biggest victory in the war on drugs in over a decade. Further success came in 2013. In July, Lazcano successor, Miguel Treviño Morales, was…

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  • The Vigilantes: A Case Study

    With decades of living under the unrelenting and brutal control of a multitude of drug cartels, the people of Michoacan, a state in southwestern Mexico, enthusiastically welcomed the unlawful organization of the vigilante, self-defense group known as the Autodefensas. Founded in 2013 and headed by Dr. José Manuel Mireles, the Autodefensas were made up of local men in the rural state who shared one common goal: reclamation of the towns that were being run by the Knights Templar, a violent drug…

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  • Best Concert Reflection

    Landing on the hard consonants and using them at the beginning of the word to propel the pitch forward worked perfectly. However, where there were any uncertain parts, prime example being the "Fa la la" section of “Fire”, our intonation, as well as all the other technical aspects declined rapidly in quality. As far as rhythmic accuracy goes, “Fire” may have lacked that quite a bit in the “Fa la la” section of the song, as well as small hiccups in some of the alleluia phrases of the Latin piece…

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  • The Symbolism Of Death And Resurrection In Art

    represent memento mori (skulls in particular) tattooed is fascinating. For example, in Latin American culture, skulls are tattooed following the loss of a loved one in association with Dia de los Muertos. In fact, sometimes people even get complete skeletons tattooed in order to commemorate lost loved ones, which is for many a way to accept that their lost loved ones are no longer corporeally with the living. Beyond skeletons, there are a specialized set of symbols associated with memorial…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Prison Gangs

    respect (Ferranti). It is a whole culture unto itself, where if you buy into it, you have to buy in fully, because there is no room for error it in prison gangs (Ferranti). These gangs are in prisons all across American but in some areas these gang organizations are not as developed as they are in other areas. California has the highest number of known and well developed prison gangs, more than any other states. Although their numbers are small in Florida prisons, if left unmonitored they…

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  • Montaigne On The Cannibals Analysis

    There are many effects prejudices have on both historical and modern societies. These prejudices are apparent in Price of Love and La Traviata, where the female protagonists are each harshly judged by society for their professions. Montaigne thoroughly addressed such prejudices and decoded societal perceptions of “barbarous” acts. Modern societies as a whole, however, are often quick to place judgements without offering resolutions. In both Price of Love and La Traviata, the female protagonists…

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  • Analysis Of To Honor Las Vegas, Respect The Showgirl By Jack Sheehan

    Showgirls have been the face of Las Vegas for a long time, but has been slowly dying throughout the years. In Jack Sheehan column “To Honor Las Vegas, Respect the Showgirl,” published on April 21st, 2013, in the Review-Journal, he explains why he thinks the face of the iconic showgirl is dying in Las Vegas. Sheehan, who has lived in Las Vegas for about four decades, wrote an opinionated piece, that needed more supporting facts. “To Honor Las Vegas, Respect the Showgirl,” was structured well, but…

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  • The Pearl John Steinbeck Analysis

    A pearl is an item that is glorified for its extravagant beauty, but how can a thing with such beauty cause such an ugly demise? “The Pearl” was written by John Ernst Steinbeck in 1947. Steinbeck was an author known for using experiences from his from his travels, the people he met during those, and his own life experiences, such as his marriages to inspire beautiful novels giving insight to the lives and struggles of others he hoped to better shape other’s lives. In this novel, Steinbeck takes…

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  • Dangerous Journeys In The Pearl By John Steinbeck

    The Pearl The story The Pearl, many dangerous journeys are made and great things are found that it makes good angels turn to bad demons. John Steinbeck, a famous american author, wrote the novella The Pearl. In the novella, there is an indian man who finds “the pearl of the world” only to see that it brings many challenges. He must sell the pearl to make sure his family lives a long life, but must pass through all the dangers to make his dreams come true. Throughout the novel, what Kino views…

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