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Smuggling in the Asia-Pacific Region - At the present, the phenomenon of people smuggling is a vital issue in the globalization. The impact of smuggling in people is not restricted in one country but it causes a variety of impacts. Most developed countries often suffering from the issue of people smuggling For example, in 2001, around 43,000 illegal migrants from both Pakistanis and Afghans resided in the UK, US economy has suffered from the rising number of illegal migrants from Mexican approximately 11 million during 2006. Moreover, people smuggling not only provide a matter of illegal migrant but also it leads to the link between smuggling and serious crime as dual crimes such as in 2000, international organized crime group w...   [tags: Globalization, Crime, Current Events]
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Drug Smuggling in Malaysia - Drug smuggling cases have created a grave concerns in Malaysia. As I go through the “Special Report : Decline in Drug Mules” 2010 by BERNAMA, I feel impel to discuss further about this issue. In this article, the definition of drug mule is not given. But, I have come across a definition from Smith (2010) which stated that drug mules are people whose bodies are used to transport drugs to another country. Moreover, Kusyi (2010) defined drug mule as a phrase that refers to someone who is willing or duped to be a courier, carrying drugs or smuggling drugs to other countries....   [tags: Legal Issues, Drugs, Drug Mule] 1277 words
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Palestinian Smuggling Tunnels - Ever since the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict and the Six Day War in 1967, when Israel occupied the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Golan Heights, Sinai and Gaza Strip, Palestinians have been fighting for their ‘birthright’ country and have unfortunately been pushed into a corner and surrounded by borders by the Israeli’s, unsurprisingly, it has tormented and tested the Palestinians living in these occupied territories with shifting forms of Israeli military and civilian rule , which consequently has sparked major uprisings by Palestinians such as the second Intifada....   [tags: Defying Israel and Egypt]
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The Real Threat Of Nuclear Smuggling - The Real Threat of Nuclear Smuggling This reading was based on the controversy over the threat that nuclear smuggling poses. It begins by going over the view of each side in a brief manner. It states that some analysts dismiss it as a minor nuisance while others find the danger to be very real and probable. This reading stands mainly for the belief that nuclear smuggling is a real danger. The analysts that find this issue to be a problem say that nuclear smuggling presents grave and serious because even though the percent of these type of smuggling is less than that of drugs for example, the law-enforcement type officials are also less experienced at stopping shipments of an item such as...   [tags: essays research papers] 565 words
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Smuggling Drugs into the United States - Smuggling Drugs into the United States On July 30, Federal agents charged twelve Delta Air Lines employees of smuggling drugs into the United States. Nine Delta Airlines workers were arrested and three others are sought as suspects in a scheme that brought 10 tons of Colombian cocaine into the U.S. via Delta flights from Puerto Rico. Over a three to four year period, employees stashed cocaine in suitcases and packed the drug into cargo containers which were then transported primarily to New York from San Juan's Munóz Marin International Airport, agents said (Christopher Wren, "Nine at Delta Are Seized in Smuggling of Cocaine," New York Times, July 31, 1997, p....   [tags: Papers] 1056 words
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Smuggling Of Nuclear Material - Smuggling of Nuclear Material Over the past five years the former states of the Soviet Union haven't been able to prevent the leakage of nuclear material. Nuclear materials and technologies are more accessible now than at any other time in history, due to the breakup of the Soviet Union and the worsening of economic conditions. No longer does the Soviet KGB, the Soviet military and the Soviet border guards have the control to stop the smuggling of nuclear material's. With the Cold War being over, there is a huge stockpile of over 100 nuclear sites (See Appendix A)....   [tags: essays research papers] 998 words
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Drug Smuggling - Drug Smuggling      Drug smuggling is on a current up raise and there seems to be no way of stunting it growth. But here a some ways some states are trying to slow the rate of drug smuggling.      In Illinois there is a program called “Operation Cash Crop” or the OCC. This is a combine of the ISP and the DEA. It's goal is to locate places where marijuana is grown then destroy all of it's gardens. During the span of 1983-88 these “OCC” led to 442 arrest and destroyed over 2 million marijuana plants....   [tags: Drugs Narcotics Drug War Essays]
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The Spread of Drugs as a World Problem - There are many security threats facing nation states. The threat of international terrorism attract the most headlines and governments spend a lot of money to combat it. But there are so called "soft security" threats that if not dealt with lead to the strengthening of organized crime groups that wreak havoc on a society's security and economy. Three of the threats that challenge states today are the smuggling of drugs, arms trafficking, and illegal alien smuggling. In the United States, the porous border with Mexico has only made these threats more imminent....   [tags: Trafficking, Smuggling, Border] 1203 words
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Organized Crime - Organized crime is often described similarily by groups like government, the press and popular opinion. This similar definition is described through the knowledge people have gained from pop-culture movies, television shows, magazines, novels and stories from newspaper articles. Often these newspaper articles are written by authors who have little more knowledge on the structure of organized crime then what their favorite Sopranos episode dictates. It is extremely rare in today's society that somone who has an opinion on organized crime (which is almost everyone) has gained this opinion through first-hand experience (Finckenauer, p....   [tags: International Drug Smuggling] 1050 words
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Just Take Away Their Guns - ... Seeing Wilson is in agreement with the general public, this adds to this enticing essay, because most people respond better to something they agree with rather than disagree. Wilson then pulls the reader deeper by his statistical use and pessimistic truth stating “Most of these handguns are stolen, borrowed, or obtained through private purchases that wouldn’t be affected by gun laws” (Wilson125). The social order is not one to listen when told they cannot have something they desire. Continuing on to describe what kind of an affect gun control laws would have on the law abiding citizen, and why maybe gun control advocates might be similar to an overprotective parent....   [tags: james wilson, illegal guns, smuggling]
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The Border Patrol State - The Border Patrol State In “The Border Patrol State” Leslie Silko makes accusations of the border patrol’s mistreatment of American citizens of Mexican decent, making the argument with almost evidence. Silko, a critically acclaimed poet, sees the border patrol as a governmental assembly addicted to interrogation, torture, and the murder of those they see fit. Leslie Silko certainly makes accusations that some could argue far exceed the boundaries of journalism integrity, and fail to deliver with evidence to back them up....   [tags: Leslie Silko Illegal Drugs Smuggling Essays]
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Crime and Punishment in the Seventeenth-century - Source A is a mid seventeenth-century engraving showing the 'swimming test' of a woman accused of witchcraft. The swimming test was used to find witches. The accused would be submerged in water, and if they floated on the surface they were assumed guilty of witchcraft. Source A illustrates uniformed spectators. The very fact that they are uniformed shows that the swimming test was a sanctioned event. The source also shows a creature which looks a little like a warthog, which may represent the witch's familiar....   [tags: Criminal Justice Essays] 2270 words
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Human trafficking - ... Though it may be difficult to educate everyone at risk/involved, it is worth it since even a small population that is education would make a world of a difference. It is also important to state that some people already know all the risks of entering the human trafficking trade and migrant smuggling situations but still go forth with their plans. It is also true that education and empowerment will only work for those who have a choice in the matter (not being coerced into human trafficking). These two downfalls are detrimental, but the overall benefits of education and empowerment are much greater....   [tags: Trafficking, migration, rights]
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Illegal Immigration Reforms and Laws in The U.S. - ... by way of the U.S. Mexican border in 2005. The decline of Colombian cartels has led to an escalation of two large Mexican drug cartels. The Sinaloa cartel and the Gulf cartel, each of these cartels hire many illegal immigrants to do most of their work (Taylor, 2007). Illegal immigrants have also been taking part in other illegal crimes. Some of these crimes include, but are not limited to drug dealing and smuggling, prostitution, identity theft, and many other crimes such as drunk driving and gang and gun violence ( Taylor, 2007)....   [tags: mexican cartels, prostitution, illegal work]
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Human Trafficking in the United States - In 2010, there were almost 30,000 Latino immigrants in Durham, ninety percent of which were undocumented immigrants (Johnson). Initially, most Latino immigrants arrived in the southwest, but since the turn of the century, more have settled in new destinations, such as Durham, and other parts of the Southeast, due to opportunities to work in low-skilled jobs. Pushing forces that lead people to migrate include better life opportunities, poverty as a result of war, political unrest and injustice, and environmental disasters....   [tags: Modern-Day Slavery]
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Japanese, Russian, Chinese, and Mexican Organized Crime - Organized crime is an international issue and it exists in several different countries, such as; Italy, China, Japan, Russia and the United States of America. Although all these groups of organized crime have many things in common they tend to have different ways of doing something, or they may not do them at all. Many also commit similar types of crimes, and others commit crimes other groups would not. It is thought that the Russian Mafia has existed in Russia for several centuries. When Russia was still the Soviet Union, corruption began to develop because of the Communist era....   [tags: Crime Essays]
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Foreign Aid is Used for Illegal Activities - Foreign aid is a type of funding that helps support many countries in great need. Other names for this term are foreign assistance, financial aid, and overseas aid. There are many ways a country can receive aid. One way would be a country giving money to the recipient country. This is the most known form of aid, but the other forms of aid can include tents, food, and weapons. When foreign aid is used on illegal activities, it not only affects one country’s economy. A country does not merely just have a lack of aid coming into a certain sector....   [tags: foreign assistance, financial aid]
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Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption - ... I’ll go further: it happened because he was scared of what might happen, what Andy might say against him- if Andy ever got clear of Shawshank State Prison.” (58) This proves Norton’s hypocrisy, and how unfair his actions are against Andy. Also, after Andy is raped by the sisters, and Bogs Diamond is found beaten up in his cell, it is mentioned that someone (probably Andy) paid off some corrupt guards to keep their heads turned while Bogs was beaten. On this topic, Red says that: “A guard could have been bribed real easy to let someone-maybe two or three someones-into the block, and, yes, even into Diamond’s cell.” (35) Even though Bogs would be known to everyone as something of an antago...   [tags: prison system, corruption]
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America's War on Drugs - Throughout history, Americans have fought many enemies that threaten the safety of our great Nation and provided aid and resources to our partnering countries in their time of despair. However, the consequences were substantial, countless brave men and women lost their lives defending the freedom of Americans. Today American’s fight a different kind of war; it is a war without a clear enemy or end in sight. Today, America fights a War on Drugs. In the early 1970s, the War on Drugs was still relatively new and drug smuggling continued, going virtually unimpeded through the U.S....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]
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Mexico’s War on Drugs - Every day the U.S. border patrol has to constantly keep an eye out for the smuggling of drugs by Mexican Cartels. There has been much violence due to this drug problem that has left many people near the border killed and is allowing more criminals to obtain these weapons. A lot of this attention goes to the U.S. because many of the weapons utilized in the “drug war” are U.S. made and is interfering with trading relations amongst both the U.S. and Mexico. With this current violent situation in Mexico this has transformed the flow of weapons to an even larger scale....   [tags: US Border Patrol, Mexico]
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How does Hardy show social injustice in the 19th Century in England? - How does Hardy show social injustice in the 19th Century in England. Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 and died in 1928 at the age of 88. Thomas Hardy’s father was a stonemason and his mother a servant to a vicar. Hardy could not afford to continue his education as he wished and was apprenticed to John Hicks, a local church architect from 1862 to 1867. He served as assistant to Arthur Bloomfield, a London architect. Hardy hated London and returned to Dorset and worked for Hicks until 1874. Despite his employment Hardy was writing continually during this period of life....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 2095 words
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Opium and Trade - The thought of opium as a topic of conversation in China throughout the late eighteenth century and nineteenth century brought about discussions that varied from arguments for its legalization and praise of its distributors to the complete ban of the drug and punishment for all users and smugglers. For those who acted as proponents of the narcotic, they sincerely believed that this necessary evil was one of the only aspects of the economy that could effectively propel China into the same class as that of the world’s supreme powers (Janin 6)....   [tags: Economics ]
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Arizona Bill 1070: All States Should Enact Similar Laws - In 2010, the Arizona Senate introduced a bill that would become one of the strictest and anti-illegal immigration bills ever to be debated, and eventually implemented in the United States. The bill, usually referred to as Arizona Bill 1070, requires all aliens to carry their registration documents at all times. 1070 makes it a state misdemeanor for an alien to be in Arizona without carrying the required documents and bars state or local officials or agencies from restricting enforcement of federal immigration laws....   [tags: U.S. Law, illegal immigration, immigrants]
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The Cultural and Political Life of Saudi Arabia - Crimes punishable by the death sentence in Saudi Arabia include murder, serious attacks on the Islam religion, adultery, dress codes, and since 1987, drug smuggling. Under Saudi Arabian law, serious crimes merit serious consequences. Repeated theft is punishable by amputation of the right hand, administered under anesthetic. Because most meals in Saudi Arabia are eaten by hand from a communal bowl and only the right hand may touch the food, this punishment effectively bans the convicted thief from society....   [tags: Culture]
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Drug Influence in the United States and Mexico - ... The Knights Templar most common job is the terrorization of people and communities. Last month, the Knight’s bombarded city hall and since then, according to Reverend Gerardo Lopez, people have been paying self defense groups to protect them (Archibold). Many people however fear the self defense groups since the Knights Templar was originally a self defense group that formed to stop another gang, Los Zetas; however the Knight’s Templar turned into a criminal gang (Archibold). Mexico is going through difficult times especially with the up and coming gangs that have terrorized many communities....   [tags: drugs, weapon, border with mexico]
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The Causes of Illegal Immigration in the US - ... The US teamed up effectively with Mexico at the time, and by sharing intelligence and cross border law enforcement effectively hampered the drug trade. Operation Condor was the first time that surveillance technology was used in the fight against drugs, and it proved effective. This caused a shift of the drug flow from the Mexican American border to the Southeast United States when Cuba was heavily involved in smuggling hard drugs into the United States through the sea. The issue became so politicized that it became the number one local issue, and political figures in the Southeast, particularly in Florida, tried to out do each other on how much they would enforce the anti drug effort....   [tags: mexican border, immigrants, mexican government]
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The Overcrowding, Gangs and Substance Abuse in Prisons - ... If I were in charge, I would try to tackle and rectify this problem by promoting the jobs for them once they are out of the prison. I would create the incentive programs for the companies who are willing to hire the convicted whether by monetary incentives or tax exemptions. Secondly, I would like to discuss about the issue of gangs in prisons. According to (Fleisher & Decker, 2001), “Prison gangs dominate the drug business and many researchers argue that prison gangs also are responsible for most prison violence.” (p....   [tags: correctional systems, criminal justice]
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Effective Law Enforcement and Less Crime - From day to day, everyone experiences some form of racial profiling. When people go to apply for a job, they are required to state their race and ethnicity on the application; this is so that the employer can hire the correct amount of people by their race and ethnicity as required by the federal law known as Affirmative Action (Wikipedia). In addition, when people go apply for college, driver licenses, social security, food assistance/stamps, unemployment, and even health care, you are required to provide your race and ethnicity for approval....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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The Trials of Immigration in America - America is a very proud country full of spirit and determination. I would dare say we have more pride in our country than people from most any other country in the world. The problem is there are people in other countries that try to corrupt and pollute our way of life. We call these people terrorists, but recently we have found out that these people are really immigrants. This country was founded and populated through immigration. What kind of terror can some simple immigrants cause. That is a great question, but when I bring up the words Mafia, Terror attacks, and Drug Cartels people finally wake up and start to take notice....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Demolishing the Saudi Arabian Society - Jon Weinberg stated, in an article titled “Sword of Justice. Beheadings arise in Saudi Arabia”, that in 2007, the official number of executions in Saudi Arabia was 151. Saudi Arabia is located in the Middle East. It is in between the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. Its northern borders are Jordan, Kuwait, and Iraq, with Yemen to its south, and Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates to its east. Saudi Arabia is a complete monarchy meaning the king rules over everything. The current leader of Saudi Arabia is King Abdullah ibn Abdul Aziz Al Saud....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Gender Inequality]
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The Truth About Blood Diamonds - It’s hard to imagine that a mineral could be fueling wars and funding corrupt governments. This mineral can be smuggled undetected across countries in a coat pocket, then be sold for vast amounts of money. This mineral is used in power tools, parts of x-ray machines, and microchips but mostly jewelry. Once considered the ultimate symbol of love, the diamond has a darker story. "Blood" diamonds or "conflict" diamonds are those mined, polished, or traded in areas of the world where the rule of law does not exist....   [tags: Conflict Diamonds]
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The Debate Over Airport Security - Airport security Does the thought of going through airport security make you want to jump off a bridge. Some people may think that security in airports is either too strict, or it is not enforced enough. Airport security has certainly developed over time, both in terms of more technology, and in terms of increased security. It has had a lot of reasons to step up, both with terrorist attacks, and with other incidents, such as the way that explosive technology has evolved. The topic of airport security is a big debate: is it too strict or not strict enough....   [tags: federal aviation, x-ray machine]
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My Understanding of Extremism and Domestic Terrorism - My understanding of extremism is that it’s a term used to describe the actions or ideologies of individuals or groups outside the perceived political center of a society; or otherwise claimed to violate common moral standards. In democratic societies, individuals or groups which advocate that democracy should be replaced with some kind of authoritarian regime are usually branded extremists. There have been several terrorist acts committed in the United States of America, not by terrorists that live in other countries and despise the American ways and ideas, but by our own citizens who live and work in the United States of America....   [tags: Extremist, Terrorist, Ku Klux Klan] 698 words
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Opium Trade in China - Opium and Trade Opium as a topic of discussion can lead to many arguments either for or against the introduction of the drug into the Chinese society. Initially, these opinions began to circulate upon its initial presentation to the people of China in the late eighteenth century and late nineteenth century when its popularity and reputation were rather miniscule and mysterious. On one side, arguments favored its legalization and actually praised its distributors because of the positive impact, albeit temporarily, for the people of China in a hallucinogenic manner and the importers from other countries, that it had overall....   [tags: Chinese Government]
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Globalization and Human Trafficking - Trafficking in human beings is now the fastest-growing business of organized crime. Men, women and children are trafficked within their own countries and across international borders. More than one person is smuggled across a border every minute which is the equivalent to ten jumbo jets every single day. And the trade earns twice as much as the Coca Cola brand. (STOP THE TRAFFIK 2014) According to estimates, more than 700,000 people are trafficked every year for the purposes of sexual exploitation and forced labour....   [tags: Human Trafficking]
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Human Trafficking in Djibouti - ... This shows other countries they do not support such acts by having it written into law. This occurs in order for the country to show it is not in favor of sex trade and slave labor to the United Nations and other partners that do not support such actions it doesn’t define the mentioned actions. Djibouti is the main focal point for international trade with other countries in east Africa. Human trafficking and Alien smuggling is traded for fresh water and food, the country has something to offer to its international partners in order to survive....   [tags: red sea, forced labors]
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17th Century English Mercantilism - Mercantilism Essay England in the 17th century adopted the policy of mercantilism, exercising control over the trade of the colonies, thus greatly affecting their political and economical development. Mercantilism was the policy in Europe throughout the 1500's to the 1700's where the government of the mother country controlled the industry and trade of other, weaker settlements with the idea that national strength and economic security comes from exporting more than what is imported. Possession of colonies provided the countries with sources of raw materials and markets for their manufactured goods....   [tags: European History] 938 words
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Different Types of Organized Crime in Canada - Different Types of  Organized Crime in Canada  Organized crime in Canada has many faces. The people who engage in organized crime are as varied as the types of organized crimes they engage in. There are essentially four categories of organized crime in Canada. These four categories are: (A) Aboriginal organized crime groups, (B) Outlaw motorcycle gangs, (C) Traditional Italian Mafia crime groups, ethnic groups such as Asian Triads and Vietnamese gangs, (D) Colombian cartels and emerging crime groups from Russia and Nigeria (Beare 1996: 75)....   [tags: Criminal Justice Essays]
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Welcome to America - American population is made up of people with different ethnic background, religious ideologies, political beliefs, and American has accepted an arrival of new people from overseas very warmly. However, America is been cautioned about an immigration issue for past hundred years. During Progressive Era, and Industrialization, rate of immigration has increased exponentially, and American government has set up a strict immigration laws to control the flow of people across the US borders. Legal immigration favors American society, and economy....   [tags: Immigration] 853 words
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The Black Market - The Black Market is defined as people who engage in illicit trade. Smuggling of Nuclear weapons plays a role in this. The Russians, U.S., and other countries are involved. Russia has been one the move since the Cold War ended. The Russians position threat to many lives with nuclear sales. Many Russian affiliations and events are to blame including Russian Mafia, military intelligence, Trading Air, collapse in economy, and disgruntled Nuclear employees. Russian Crime organizations have grown to a high number since the end of the Cold War....   [tags: essays research papers] 1281 words
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Wild Life Trafficking - Trafficking is a form of smuggling that has a long history throughout the world. Just like any trade, the forms of trafficking differ as to what is needed in the market. Examples of trafficking and smugglings include: drugs, weapons, alcohol, tobacco, women, children and all forms of wildlife (animals and plants). Wildlife trafficking is a serious threat to the environment. Animals, for example, are usually stolen from their natural habitat and sold in the black markets for large sums of money. Removing animals and/or plants from their natural habitat affects the ecosystem, ruins the food chain and risks driving those animals and plants towards extinction (FREELAND,2010)....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Political and Economic Issues Along the U.S. and Mexico Border - Introduction and Statement of Purpose According to Jason Riley (2009) there are an estimated ten to twelve million illegal immigrants living within the United States (p. 54). According to Cieslik, Felsen, and Kalaitzidis (2009), over half of these illegal immigrants are from Mexico (p. 185). These population estimates have led the United States to take action along our border. We have built a fence, deployed various surveillance systems, and currently employ thousands of U.S. Border Protection officers....   [tags: Immigration]
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Motherhood, Sacrifice, and Hope for Humanity in _Frozen River_ - In Frozen River (2008), Courtney Hunt tells a story of a white, poverty-stricken mother of two, Ray Eddy (Melissa Leo), who partners by chance with a Mohawk Indian mother named Lila Littlewolf (Misty Upham), in smuggling of illegal immigrants to the US from Canada across the frozen river (St. Lawrence River) – the border. Author of The New York Times article aptly states that Hunt’s film “evokes a perfect storm of present-day woes: illegal immigration, ethnic tension, depressed real estate, high gas prices and dire poverty” (Holden)....   [tags: Film Analysis]
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Temperance Act: Frances Willards's We Sang Rock of Ages - Did you know that in the 1920s the American government poisoned alcoholic beverages to stop excessive use of it from the consumers. Of course, this happened during Prohibition which was the America government’s attempt to stop and illegalize the manufacture and marketing of beer. Surprisingly, Prohibition lasted from 1920 until 1933.Throughout the prohibition period, many famous and infamous leaders rose, such as Alphonse Capone, Carry Nation, and Adolphus Busch. Expectedly the use of alcohol during the 1920s caused strong and respectable men to become diverted dull and to be extremely abusive to their spouse and children; therefore causing it to be a necessity to be abolished in the eyes of...   [tags: Prohibition, Corrupt Law Enforcement]
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Maria Full of Grace: United States Failing Global Expectations - Maria Full of Grace, written and directed by Joshua Marston, is a film portraying the Colombian drug trade. Marston being born in the U.S, includes some international socially fragile aspects within this film. He shows the globalization of the flower and drug trade, within Colombia. Incidentally showing the globalization of the film industry as well. As this film reaches towards a specific audience who are sentimental to the negative activities in the global south. Marston includes an unrealistic portrayal about immigrants in America....   [tags: Joshua Marston, Film Analysis, Drug Trade]
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Maritime Boundaries and Disputes on The Indian Ocean Region - ... Since that attack, numerous security Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP’s) as well as radar and weaponry technology, have been developed to limit this threat (Ghosh, 2012). Private vessels have a very limited defence capability and this makes them lucrative targets by terrorist groups (Holmes, 2010). Static targets include ports and oil platforms. Many counter terrorism forces conduct training, which incorporates the hijacking of ships, oil rigs and ports. This includes Australia’s Special Air Services Regiment (SASR), Tactical Assault Group-East (TAG-E) as well as the Royal Australian Navy’s Clearance Diving Teams (Department of Defence, 2013)....   [tags: maritime security, mineral resources]
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The United States Law Enforcement and Money Laundering - ... In the third stage, integration, money launderers use different techniques to make the money available like shell companies or charities, offshore banks, and false loans. First, by using shell companies, money launderers return the money to the original owner by giving the money to the business. For example, a restaurant has a monthly net income of 60,000, but the restaurant does not give any goods or services for the revenue. Then, they make false receipts to make it look like they actually received customers....   [tags: criminals, Al Capone]
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If I Was the President of Afghanistan - Corruption is a disease which badly effects on good governance. It poisons business practices and erodes the quality of living in a country. Unfortunately, Afghanistan has been suffering from this misery in the past few years. Due to lack of having good leadership, corruption has become a tradition in the government institutions and resulted welfare lost for the people of Afghanistan. The Government officials sacrificed public welfare and work as entrepreneurs by using government power, assets, and breaking laws for private gain....   [tags: World Government]
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FDI Flows in China and Hong Kong - The aim of this research is to study the role of Hong Kong in the Pearl River Delta by examining FDI flows. In order to truly understand why the Chinese coastal region is intertwined with Hong Kong , it is key to be aware of the history and the development of both regions. This section discusses the most important institutional and economic developments of mainland China from the 18th century up until the China’s accession to the World Trade Organization in 2001 with respect to foreign trade. Furthermore, the section discusses the development and the role of the Pearl River Delta....   [tags: International Business]
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The International Bill That Threatens Online Privacy - Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) were big bills recently in the EU and America that caught the attention of nearly every internet user. It was hard to not notice these two bills. These legislations would have pushed copyright infringement on many sites and much of the internet as it is known would have been shut down. On January 18, big sites such as Wikipedia, and Google blacked out their site for a day. This sent a loud and clear message to the creators of this bill and they put it on indefinite hold....   [tags: U.S. Law]
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The Impact of Getting Diamonds in Africa - ... According to Amnesty International, this conflict has resulted in destroyed countries and the deaths and displacement of over four million people and nothing is being done about it (Conflict 1). While the Kimberley Process is concerned about the trading of the conflict diamonds, thousands of men, women, and children are miserably digging and panning for diamonds in filthy and difficult conditions. To make matters worst, the Kimberley Process is so unregulated that it does not trace down where the diamonds originated, so diamonds mined in violent and inhumane environments could be granted “conflict-free” certifications (Our 1)....   [tags: diamond act, diamonds, kimberley process]
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Sin Cannot Be the Long-Term Plan - The “sin tax” includes goods such as alcohol and tobacco. Sin taxes are “taxes on commodities and activities which the society finds to be harmful” (Newman. 2003, Section IIB, para. 1). “Sin taxes” have been used to help change or curb unhealthy habits in society, and have also been used as a quick source of income when governments are in need. Not all Americans smoke and drink alcohol, but every American that desires health care (and is willing to pay for it) should be afforded the right to have health care....   [tags: Alcohol, Tobacco, Taxes]
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Human Trafficking in Canada - CTV News shared breaking news on October, 23, 2013 that four Romanian women were found being victimized to human trafficking in Montreal. These women were lured to Canada hoping that they would find a better future but instead were forced into prostitution (2013). Human trafficking is an issue that is rarely acknowledged by Canadians. Most people are either unaware of the problem or do not recognize it as something that is happening in their own backyard. Although Canadians are exposed to the severity of human trafficking in other countries, Canadian citizens are unaware of the fact that Canada is not only a transit point for the United States but also a destination country....   [tags: Human Trafficking, Globalization]
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Human Trafficking - Human trafficking is a serious global issue that needs the awareness and attention of the world. The United Nations Office for Drugs and Crimes identifies human trafficking as “an act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring, or receiving a person through a use of force, coercion, or other means, for the purpose of exploiting them” (UNODC). According to the book Trafficking in People by the policy analysts Clare Ribando Seelke and Alison Siskin, this exploitation can include forced prostitution, ”forced labor and services, slavery, servitude, or the removal of organs” (Ribando Seelke and Siskin 4)....   [tags: Sex Trafficking]
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