In the Documentary “Mexico’s Drug Cartel War”, it displays a systematic approach of drugs and violence. The Drug War has been going on since the United States had a devastating impact on Mexico after the recession where it nearly doubled its interest payments. Mexico could not afford the interest payments but did have many agricultural imports. This created the trade between the United States and the land owned by the two million farmers. It spread the slums to Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez to work in maquiladoras (assembly plants just across the border) (Jacobin, 2015). This paper will focus on explaining how drugs are related to violence in Mexico, how drug enforcement policies influence the relationship between drugs and violence, and how battle for control in their own country.
The ancient Greeks have brought upon numerous ideas, inventions, and stories to the world. Greek mythology influences modern day literature and life. The Odyssey is an epic poem written by Homer, which tells the story of Odysseus's journey home after the Trojan War. Odysseus does not achieve his goal of reaching home so easily; monsters and gods come in his way and hinder him. The Odyssey expresses Greek values of hospitality from the customs of Ithaca, humility from Odysseus’s reform, and loyalty from Odysseus’s family.
All humans have dreams and goals for their future that they wish to someday turn into reality. Dreams are different for every person, and some dreams are greater and grander than others, but they are all similar in that humans live for dreams because humans innately crave a better tomorrow. While many people do achieve their ultimate goals within their lifetimes, some people have unattainable dreams that are destined for failure. Two quintessential American novels, The Great Gatsby and the Catcher in the Rye, recount the stories of two hopeful young men with lofty plans, Jay Gatsby and Holden Caulfield. Both of these utopian young men possess impossible, unreachable dreams; Gatsby desires to rewind his life so that he may enjoy it with his beloved Daisy instead of losing her while at war, and Holden wishes for time to halt altogether so that he must not face the challenge of growing up and becoming an adult in a cruel society. Through the example of both of their tragic stories, it is evident that humans often rely too heavily on dreams, and when these vital dreams fail because of corrupt societies, they lose touch with reality and fall into despair and defeat.
A former director of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency’s Mexican office once stated:” The heroin market abhors a vacuum.” The truth in this statement can be extended to not only the heroin trade but also the trade of numerous other drugs of abuse; from cocaine to methamphetamines, the illicit drug trade has had a way of fluidity that allows insert itself into any societal weakness. Much like any traditional commodity good, illicit drugs have become not only an economy in and of themselves, they have transformed into an integral part of the legitimate global economy. Whether or not military or law enforcement action is the most prudent or expedient method of minimizing the ill-effects of the illicit drug trade is of little consequence to the understanding of the economic reality of its use in the United States ongoing “War on Drugs”. As it stands, not only has the illicit drug trade transformed itself into a self-sufficient global economy, so too has the drug-fighting trade. According to a CNN report in 2012, in the 40 years since the declaration of “The War on Drugs”, the United States Federal Government has spent approximately $1 trillion in the fight against illicit drugs. Additionally, a report in the New York Times in 1999 estimates that federal spending in the “War on Drugs” tops $19 billion a year and state and local government spending nears $16 billion a year. Given the sheer magnitude of federal, state, and local spending in the combat of the illicit drug trade, one would reasonably expect that the violence, death, and destruction that so often accompanies the epicenters of the drug economy would be expelled from the close proximity of the United States. While this expectation is completely reasonable to the ...
...lt it took too much work for the reader to get there. This article would have been more compelling if it dedicated greater focus towards examining the relationship between US policy and the current state of our prison population through the lens of education using the importance of BPI and statistics as support, rather than jumping back and forth between general commentary on education and the success and attributes of the BPI program. Additionally, the lack of oppositional points of view take away from the validity of Lagemanns argument. More exploration into why we should provide funding for criminals when there are law abiding citizens in need should have been fleshed out to add more depth and credibility to an otherwise one dimensional article. In conclusion I feel that Lagemann took unnecessary tangents which risked loosing her audience along the way.
... the world in coca cultivation, along with Columbia and Bolivia, and their production doubled in the 1990s (Lia, 2005). Terrorism in modern Peru has evolved from attacks by a collection of communist guerilla outfits with differing degrees of fundamentalism into utilitarian narco-terrorism, with the potential for anti-globalization violence. The evolution of terrorism in other parts of the world have taken a more fundamental turn with the rise of Global Jihadist, but Peruvians guerillas appear to have left the most extreme Maoist versions of their ideology behind. Hopefully this foretells of a much less violent future for Peru, even if there are still unresolved security problems. With the emergence of narco-terrorism, the future is more uncertain, and the trade-offs needed to separate terrorists from coca farmers are difficult to make politically and diplomatically.
Superconductivity was first discovered a century ago in 1908 by Dutch physicist Heike Onnes and is defined in classical physics as “perfect conductivity” or exactly zero electrical resistance (figure 1). With the discovery of the Meissner Effect in 1933, a new theory of superconductivity was formulated by Fritz and Hein London in 1935 stating superconductivity ...
The Odyssey, the name in itself embodies a tale of vast exploration to which fortune may change at any moment’s notice. In Homer’s poetic epic, we primarily follow the story of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, who after the Trojan War disappeared for ten years on a voyage to make it home safely to his family. The tale is a hybrid between historical accounts and Greek mythology, utilizing physical manifestations of gods to fill in for the loss of technological prowess as a result of the Greek Dark Age that spanned from the 11th-9th century B.C.E. As much as The Odyssey is a tale of godly intervention, it also serves as a tool to analyze ancient Greek civilization; whether it is from the cultural customs that were prominent in its population, to the
superconductors. Because of this great discovery, in 1913, he won a Nobel Prize in physics for
The Festival of Dionysus was one of the most important events of the year because, according to “Great Dionysia,” this festivity was an “Ancient dramatic festival in which tragedy, comedy, and satiric drama originated” (“Great”). Scriptwriters, actors, and singers performed an act of
The United States has a long history of intervention in the affairs of one it’s southern neighbor, Latin America. The war on drugs has been no exception. An investigation of US relations with Latin America in the period from 1820 to 1960, reveals the war on drugs to be a convenient extension of an almost 200 year-old policy. This investigation focuses on the commercial and political objectives of the US in fighting a war on drugs in Latin America. These objectives explain why the failing drug policy persisted despite its overwhelming failure to decrease drug production or trafficking. These objectives also explain why the US has recently exchanged a war on drugs for the war on terrorism.
Like an animal waiting to pounce, injuries are just waiting to happen. Patient like a predator, they wait until the time is right but when they bite, their jaws could be the end for some. Soccer and Football are the sports leading with the most amount of injuries. Soccer tends to be in the lower extremities while football is in the upper for the most part. The frequency, severity, and prevention must all be considered in order to find the deadlier sport. However, no matter what it is, injuries are not welcome into the domain of an athlete.
Dionysus, also known as Bacchus in Rome, was the greek god of wine, merriment, and theatre. In Greek mythology, despite being the son of Zeus and Semele, Dionysos did not receive the best start in life when his mother died while still pregnant. Dionysus is the only god with a mortal parent. Hera, the wife of Zeus, out of jealousy, persuaded the pregnant Semele to prove her lover’s