Drug War in Mexico Essay
3047 WordsMar 21st, 201213 Pages
Mexico’s Drug War
Drug trafficking has become an increasingly growing problem in the world today. Illegal drug trade is a worldwide black market consisting of production, distribution, packaging, and sale of illegal substances. Although today’s "War on Drugs" is a modern phenomenon, drug problems have been a common problem throughout history. The market for illegal drugs is massive, when we consider the estimated global drug trade value is worth $321 billion (Vulliamy). The most drug trafficking happens on the border between Mexico and the United States. Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon said, “Our neighbor is the largest consumer of drugs in the world. And everybody wants to sell him drugs through our door and our window”…show more content…
The government has made some gains, but at a heavy price. A total of 34,612 people have died in drug-related killings in Mexico in the first four years (Siddique). Most of these killing are between cartel rivals fighting for the control of territories. There are five cartels operating in Mexico: the Sinaloa, the Gulf, Juarez, Tijuana, the Zetas. The major cartels are the Gulf, Sinaloa and Juarez (Cook 21). Many of these cartels have joined together forming powerful alliances known as the “Federation” (Cook 17). The cartels work together, but they remain independent organizations.
Mexican Cartels are luring youngsters as young as 11 to work in their smuggling operations, attracting them with what appears to be "easy money" for doing simple tasks. Cartels recruit children, who are less likely to be suspects than adults and are easily manipulated by small sums of money, and face less severe penalties than adults. Kids are asked to smuggle drugs, people and weapons through the border. Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety says, “They are U.S. citizens who speak Spanish and blends perfectly in the other side of the border.”
There is not a concrete solution to dismantle the drug cartels. The United States has worked along with Mexico to fight and win the battle against the powerful drug cartels. They need to attack and stop the source of power. That source is the money. To stop the flow of money, the demand for drugs has to be stopped. Once the
Mexico Drug War Essay
Running Head: MEXICO'S DRUG WAR
Mexico's Drug War
The purpose of the paper is to discuss the aspect of Mexican war of Drugs. This paper attempts to highlight link between the drugs and the Mexicans and how all of this had an effect on its neighboring states including the United States of America. Concerns of United States were ever-increasing forcing the government of Mexico to take action against the cartels and bring down the trafficking of drugs under any circumstances. The government of Mexico was left with no choice other than to be involved in an armed conflict with the owners and the gang members of drug cartels.
Mexico's Drug War
Mexico and the United States have been close together, at the same time being so far apart. Mexico and the U.S. have maintained a healthy neighbor to neighbor relationship over the centuries. There have been disputes of course, but for the most part both of them are working together (Payan, 2006). When striving to maintain a healthy relationship between neighboring countries, certain problems arise. When the countries don't have the same standard of living, people might try and migrate illegally to the better country. When one country has more illegal drugs than the other, people might try smuggling the drugs. Also, trade between the countries is always a factor in keeping a healthy connection (Baird, 2010).
Q1) What are the consequences of Drugs ?
Drugs have become a very serious problem in the United States. They have become a component of one's every day lives. This Nation's reliance on drugs for pleasure, depression, and medical relief dominates the political and economic scene. Much debate over the drug issue occurs daily. There are hundreds of different drugs, each with its particular effect on the body's nervous system. For instance, narcotics are a series of drugs that affect the mind, causing mental changes (Payan, 2006).
The United States Government will not allow new drugs to be prescribed by a doctor or sold by a pharmacist until the drug has been thoroughly tested and proven to be medically safe. These tests take as long as years to be approved for public use. Unstable drugs are street drugs such as crack, cocaine, heroin, LSD, and MDMA that are made up of several chemical substances that are produced illegally under poor circumstances. Some drugs that are stable are still highly addictive and can cause a number of problems in an individual's life. Certain drugs are responsible for killing thousands of people each year. Those who escape death are sometimes confined to a mental institution.
Q2). What is Alcohol?
Alcohol is the most used and abused drug in the world....
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