In the Ted talk called, The Deadly Genius of Drug Cartels, with the speaker Rodrigo Canales, he talks about the following; the violence of the drug cartels, the financial businesses of the drug cartels, and how they're successful with the U.S is involved. First, in the Ted Talk, Rodrigo Canales speaks about the violence of Mexico from the past six years which is caused by the drug dealers. The violence is caused by the drug dealers because it's key to them to have good brand management and having a strong group organization, therefore causing them to be violent. Also, the amount of violence in Mexico was caused by the drug dealers causing 100,000 innocent casualties, which is more deaths than the Iraq war. Next, in this Ted Talk, the speaker Rodrigo Canales explains the financial businesses of the drug cartels and how they're successful and how the U.S is involved with the drug cartels to make the cartels financially stable.
Mexico has a long history of cartels the deaths, drugs and weapon trafficking is in all time high increasing year by year. “Mexico's gangs have flourished since the late 19th century, mostly in the north due to their proximity to towns along the U.S.-Mexico border. But it was the American appetite for cocaine in the 1970s that gave Mexican drug cartels immense power to manufacture and transport drugs across the border. Early Mexican gangs were primarily situated in border towns where prostitution, drug use, bootlegging and extortion flourished” (Wagner). They keep themselves armed and ready with gun supplies shipped from the U.S, taking control of the drug trades. The violence is spilling so out of control that they overthrew the Mexican government.
Mexico has been fighting drug cartels and their violence since December of 2006, since then, the activity between these organizations and crimes have been on the rise. In Mexico, over 70,000 people have lost their lives in crimes and violence associated with the leading cartels of Mexico. These leading cartels include: The Beltran Leyva, Gulf Cartel, Juarez Cartel, La Familia Michoacana, Los Zetas and the Tijuana/Arellano Felix Cartel. One of the most important effects of these cartels is in the social life of the citizens. Most of the citizens are terrified of these cartels, to the point where streets seem vacant because the people are too scared to roam the streets. These cartels impose fear with acts such as that of September 15, 2008, when grenades were thrown into crowds in Morelia town square in an independence day celebration killing eight people. The soci...
The House Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management ties Middle East terror organizations, released a report that identified Mexican Drug Cartels doing business with Iranian and Hezbollah groups. (Boyle, 2012). This growing influence in Latin America has now presented a security challenge. Iran alone has embassies in eleven Latin American countries. Documented information continues to emanate from valid sources. Drug cartels continue to grow especially within the United States. It is estimated that Mexican drug cartels now have a presence in more than 1,000 United States cities. (Representatives, 2012) Drug cartels and foreign terrorist groups appear to have formed a malleable symbiotic relationship.
Mexican Mafia also knows as la Eme is the top organized gang in the United States. It was formed in 1957 by Luis "Huero Buff" Flores. When he formed the gang Mexican Mafia he was incarcerated in Deuel Vocational Institution located in Tracy, California. He first formed the gang to protect Hispanics from other gangs in the California prison system. The gang quickly grew in number and strength so the California prison system moved Mexican Mafia members to other prisons such as San Quentin. The effort to break them up did not work instead there influence started to spread in the California prison system and quickly to the streets. Their symbol is the black hand of death or the number 13. Their ranking structure is paramilitary. When you first join the gang you become a soldados and you are able to move up in the ranks through loyalty, hits and proving himself a good soldier. After Soldado, you become a lieutenant, then captain and finally the top is the general. Their territories expand from Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, San Bernardino, San Diego and cities across the central California region. They consist of 9, 000 members and mostly consist of Hispanics. They have an alliance with the Aryan Brotherhood, Surenos, and other various forms of
During the late 70s and early 80s, Mexicans had a secret weapon against the Americans. “Drug Cartel. An cartel's An organization created by an agreement between a group of producers of a good or bad service, to regulate supply in an effort to regulate or determine prices. Most of the cartels were specialized in drugs in Mexico and made deals with Americans to sneak their product through
The country of Mexico is home to many powerful organized crime groups. The state of Sinaloa has been the home of many organized crime groups such as the Sinaloa Cartel. The Sinaloa Cartel is described as one of the” largest and powerful cartels in the world” (“Sinaloa Cartel”). The Sinaloa cartel originated from the state of Sinaloa in Mexico, which has been the center of many contrabands such as marijuana and opium (“Sinaloa Cartel”). However, the cartel primarily operates in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, the Western District of Texas, and many other cities in the United States (Pike). The Sinaloa cartel was first established by a small farmer who later became a famous drug lord named Pedro Alives (“Sinaloa Cartel”). Pedro Alives was the
The original cartel became a big issue more than two decades ago. The leader was Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo who knew he eventually was going to get arrested. He was wise enough, that before he was incarcerated he split his business between two cartels, the Sinaloa Cartel and Tijuana Cartel. Both were allies at the time, but as they grew they became in enemies. Of course, in the cartel an enemy is a dead man. The Tijuana cartel sent one of their hitmen to kill of the Sinaloa drug lord. The hitman made a mistake and killed a Catholic priest. Most Mexicans are Catholics, when this story reached the news Mexicans realized it was worse than they thought. Now, most of Mexico part of the Catholic religion so this made headlines and thats when Mexico realized they had a problem headed their way. Eventually the Tijuana cartel drug lord was arrested, but the Sinaloa drug lord is still on the loo...
Sub Point 1: Tessa Vinson explains the origins of The Cartel in the Spring 2009 issue of The Monitor. Chinese immigrants working on the railroads brought with them the knowledge of how to grow poppy. Poppy is a plant which contains opium which is a source for many other drugs. As the need for poppy grew in demand Sinaloens began to export it through the Pacific Railroad into the United States. The United States and Mexico became increasingly aware of this and launched "Operation Condor" on November 1975, which eliminated most poppy fields aerially. This forced many small cartels to go out of business but also eliminated competition for the more established cartels. With the supply of poppy gone most cartels shifted their attention toward Columbian cocaine. In the mid-1970s Drug lord Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo who was in charge of powerful Guadalajara cartel began to export cocaine, he became known as "El Padrino" as he eventually controlled almost all of the drug market. (Vinson, 2009, pp.
The cartels are constantly fighting to gain control over Mexican border territories. They will utilize tactics such as kidnapping, extortion, torture, assassinations, and murders in order to gain what they desire. Nothing will stand in their way, even if it involves the atrocities of extreme brutality, even death. There is one motivating factor that keeps the cartels fighting harder and smarter, that is the war on drugs itself. The demand for cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, MDMA, and marijuana is prevalent in the U.S. With the cartels knowing of this need, they intend to provide supplies to the demand. They are as strong as they were over one hundred years ago, possibly even stronger. Sadly, the dangers that come with the cartels
In Latin America, drug trafficking and the presence of drug cartels is a major and growing problem. Over the past year or so, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was the major drug lord in Mexico. His name was spread over news headlines and his escapes from custody were showcased over the news, just before he was recently recaptured. That’s when Ruben Oseguera Cervantes or “El Mencho”, surfaced as the new face of drug trafficking. He is known to be the most bloodthirsty of Mexico’s drug traffickers. Born July 17, 1966 in the poverty stricken village of Michoacan, cultivated avocados until he migrated to California. El Mencho is the leader of the Cartel de Jalisco New Generation, which has cells operating in twelve different Mexican states. At the age of 25, Ruben and his brother Abraham were arrested for distribution of heroin in the northern region of California. He was sentenced to 5 years but only served three before he was deported. To help strengthen ties with Abigail Gonzalez Valencia and the “Cuinis” in the methamphetamine business, El Mencho married one of Valencia’s sisters. DEA has ranked the “Cuinis” as the cartel of the richest drugs in the world for its connections with Europe and Asia. CJNG (Cartel de Jalisco New Generation) is said to be characterized for their extreme
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Over the last several decades, violence has consumed and transformed Mexico. Since the rise of dozens of Mexican cartels, the Mexican government has constantly been fighting an ongoing war with these criminal organizations. The cartel organizations have a primary purpose of managing and controlling illegal drug trafficking operations in Central America and South America to the United States. Violence on a massive and brutal scale has emerged due to the nature of the illegal drug trade. Because the drug trade is vastly widespread, cartels are often fighting one another and competing in business. Mexican authorities count at least 12 major cartels, but also talk of an untold numbers of smaller splinter groups. (Taipei Times). Five cartels from Mexico have risen to become the extremely powerful amongst all the drug organizations operating in Mexico. The Guadalajara Cartel, the Sinaloa Cartel, the Tijuana Cartel, the Juarez Cartel, and the Gulf Cartel. These organizations, along with other distinguished Mexican cartels, have plagued Mexico with violence, terror, and fear due to the essence and nature of illegal drug trafficking.
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