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  • Sinaloa Cartel Research Paper

    Sinaloa Cartel The Sinaloa cartel is an international drug cartel syndicate made up of several different organizations. The US intelligence community considers the cartel the most powerful drug trafficking organization in the world. They are known for being extremely violent in expanding its drug business using murder, kidnapping and bribery as a tool. In Mexico, many cartels and drug organization have their origins in the state of Sinaloa. The families that lived in this region during the 1960s and 1970s moved from the contraband trade into the drug business, specifically marijuana. One the first major traffickers was Pedro Avila. He go onto bring in his friend's son Joaquin Loera into the trade, also known as the soon to be notorious “El…

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  • Short Biography Of Julia Pastrana

    While records related to the birth of Julia Pastrana are somewhat blurred, it is likely that she was born somewhere on the Western slopes of Mexico’s Sierra Madre. It is believed that she was born in the year 1834. At that time, her physical characteristics of thick lips, wide ears and excessive hair growth caused great confusion: Some individuals theorized that she was the offspring of a human and an ape, a bear or a baboon, which led to her nicknames, ‘The Bear Woman,’ ‘The Baboon Lady’ and…

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  • The Mexican Drug War

    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…

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  • Drug Violence In Mexico Essay

    arrest some of the upper-level drug cartel officials. The immediate response of the cartels was to expand violence. This 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…

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  • Essay On Mexican Drug War

    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…

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  • El Chapo Story

    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 Culiacan founded in 1989 from the…

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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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  • El Chapo Sinaloa Cartel

    Exactly, who is El Chapo? Why is his name provoking fear and admiration in Mexico? Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, or known as “El Chapo (Shorty) Guzmán” for his 5 feet 6 inches stature, despite not being well-known by most Americans, is the head 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…

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  • Transnational Criminal Organizations

    They were the Beltran-Leyva cartel, La Familia Michoacana cartel, Gulf cartel, Juarez cartel, Sinaloa cartel, Tijuana cartel, and the Los Zetas cartel. After a decade of conflict amongst the cartels, two cartels remain. They are the Sinaloa and newly established Jalisco New Generation drug cartel (CJNG). The other cartels either merged or consolidated within the two remaining cartels or degraded into lower level street gangs. The Sinaloa Cartel is the largest and most powerful drug trafficking…

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  • Sinaloa Cartel: A Case Study

    The Sinaloa Cartel has fought brutally for increased control of routes through Chihuahua and Baja California with the goal of becoming the dominant drug trafficking organization in the country and more decentralized structure of loosely linked smaller organization. (Beittel, 2013) Began in 2008, Bush as President of United State and Calderon as President of Mexico agreed to development effort transforming the bilateral relationship by a security agreement package of United States assistance…

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