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    The “War on Drugs” is a term frequently applied to a movement of military aid and intervention and prohibition of drugs, with the objective of reducing the illegal drug trade globally. One notable site of this “War on Drugs” is Mexico where the campaign has developed into what is known as the Mexican Drug War. Due to its geographic location, Mexico has been used as a conveyance point for narcotics and contraband between markets in Latin America and the United States. The Mexican Drug War is a continuing, low-intensity war between the Mexican Government and a number of drug trafficking cartels. The major cartels being targeted by the Mexican government are: Los Zetas (Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas), the Sinaloa Cartel (Culiacán, Sinaloa), the Gulf Cartel (Matamoros, Tamaulipa), La Familia Michoacana Cartel (Michoacán), the Tijuana Cartel (Tijuana), the Knights Templar Cartel (Michoacán), the Beltran-Leyva Cartel (Sinaloa), and the Juarez Cartel (Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua). These cartels, along with a number of smaller ones, now control the contraband drug markets that make between $13.6 to $49.4 billion a year. The Mexican government has made the diminishing of drug-related violence and the disassembling of powerful drug cartels their primary objectives since 2006. On December…

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    The Mexican Drug War

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    Since 2006, the intrastate Mexican Drug 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…

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    Are we winning the War on Drugs? Most opinions are split 50/50 on this question. One thing is for certain, Mexico is the biggest exporter of drugs into the United States. This epidemic has created wide-spread problems for both countries; the Mexican drug cartel has crippled their country with violence and political corruption and it has affected the United States in a social-economic way. First, let me give some reasons and history around the U.S./Mexican “Drug War”. The two major…

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    The Mexican drug war is a long and complicated conflict that has only been worsened by most attempts to fix it. The origins of the conflict are in the drug trade and the struggle of power between the different cartels that have fragmented over time, causing ever more bloodshed. The smuggling began in earnest during the long reign of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, but it was just that – smuggling. Most of the drugs coming through Mexico were actually from Columbia, Peru, and other more…

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    Mexican Drug War Analysis

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    For years Mexico has faced the unwinnable drug war, whether measured the increased of public safety, reduced supply of illegal drugs on the U.S. market, or dismantling drug on trafficking organizations, the war on drugs is failing. Has been years since the announcement of several thousands of soldiers were sent to the streets to procrastinate the minimization of the war. The results have been to known complaints of the human rights abuse by the Mexican patrol and armed force. The tribe to…

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    The Mexican Drug War: Is It Their War or Ours? A common news headline in any newspaper or on any news channel these days mentions the “Mexican drug war”. It has become common along the U. S./Mexico border to hear people talking about it at schools, work places and in their own neighborhoods - coworkers, classmates and neighbors whom are involved in some way or know someone that is. Violence is seen and heard of on the U.S. side of the border quite frequently which raises the questions, is…

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    Crisis In Latin America

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    While the agreement appeared promising, it was all but the opposite. The agreement led to Mexican land owners to be stripped of their land or have their land be repurposed to harvest certain crops. The people of Mexico formed rebellions in order to fight off this agreement. On January 1st 1994, a primarily indigenous rebel group, the Zapatista National Liberation Army, or EZLN, declared war on the Mexican government. The EZLN discussed demands amongst their people and the Mexican government,…

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    One global issue that has led to various acts of violence is the activities of the Mexican drug cartels. Mexico is in the midst of conflict with powerful drug cartels. These cartels have gained enough power that they may be able to decide the country’s fate of control. The war on drugs is a never ending war that has generated and continues to generate billions in profits for those powerful individuals. Within this paper the BBC film “Mexico’s Drug Wars” will be analyzed. Within the film Katya…

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    El Chapo Story

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    lot. They grew corn and beans. From a poor humble family he became responsible to the age of 15 he grew up in a ranch called, La Tuna he turned the coin around and went to the drugs he grew poppy and marijuana he began to grow it, to harvest and to sell it. At the age of 18 to Culiacan, then after to Guadalajara never without visiting his ranch, even until today… because his mom, thanks to God, is still alive, out there at his ranch, which is La Tuna, so… that’s how things have been. Sinaloa…

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    Forty-four years, eight months, and 26 days later, Mexico 's Drug War bypassed our right as consumers to be secure in our surroundings, services, and products and made the whole country uncertain of the events to come. Since 2006, the Mexican Drug Cartels ' (Los Zetas ') attacks have become Organized Crime. No one is Mexico is safe, and now neither is anyone in America. These organizations, both big…

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