In order to seize these individuals who are growing in power and numbers, the U.S. must control the connections between Mexico and Columbia. Mexico is the biggest transporter amongst Columbia and the U.S. because it shares a border with the U.S. This increasingly poisonous drug trafficking leads to drug dealers... ... middle of paper ... ...demic Search Complete. Web. 29 Apr.
The Mexican Drug war has been going on since 2001 and has changed peoples views on Mexico as a country. It has been defined by Wikipedia as “an ongoing armed conflict between rival drug cartels fighting each other for regional control and against the Mexican government forces and civilian vigilante groups”. There are different cartels all fighting for businesses smuggling drugs into the USA. This is a major problem for Mexico and the US and if they don’t do something to prevent it continuing the lives of innocent civilians and tourists will be put in jeopardy. What is the problem?
Over the years, drug trafficking has been a major issue in America as well as in nations all over the world. One of the biggest drug cartels is in Mexico and Columbia. They are the biggest providers for the United States and other countries. The governments are trying to crack down the drug systems, but it seems impossible because there are so many branches to get to head master that runs everything. Mexico’s drug war is a complex situation that involves the police, military, and a range of government agencies facing competition from a number of gangs and cartels.
As a horrible artist by the name of Macklemore once said “follow the formula: violence, drugs, and sex sells”, it’s only fitting that such a lucrative business like the cartel would be involved in all three of these things, right? The cartels involvements with violence, business industries, and political corruption have all affected the economy in Mexico. The crime rates and homicides in Mexico are absolutely jaw dropping. There were 17,372 intentional homicides and 14,720 negligent homicides in 2013 alone! The brutality of the cartels is simply disgusting.
Since then drug trafficking has changed in many ways. Now the drug lords and the Mexican government are at war, now the people of Mexico are divided between supporting the drug cartels or supporting government action against them. In part the United States is to blame for the overwhelmingly power that the drug cartels hold. Therefore it would be fair for the Mexican and American government to work together are take down the drug cartels. To understand the war on drugs between the Mexican government and the Mexican drug lords and their cartels one needs to know a little history.
The Zetas can be classified as mafia style group that specializes in one type of commodity, and in this case, the commodity is protection (Brophy, 2008). They defend the Gulf cartel and their territory, as well as act as their hitmen and assassins, and engage in kidnapping, trafficking arms, money-laundering, drug dealing, and collecting payments (Brophy, 2008). With both of these powerful groups controlling many parts of Mexico, the drug trafficking community is intense, violent, and the cities often suffer dire consequences when in conflict with the groups. The illegality of the drug trade has largely to do with the extreme amount of violence when it comes to feuding drug cartels and law enforcement (Brophy, 2008). The Gulf cartel and the Zetas are not only powerful due to their weapons and violence, but they have a great mount of influence as well, especially though politics, and this will be discussed further in the report.
This statement is really interesting and lets us think about what is really happening with our government, and how corrupt it is. Although the drug trade has severe penalties in some countries like flogging (the act of beating the human body with special weapons like whips or lashes), long periods of incarceration (imprisonment), and the death penalty, people still take the risk to smuggle drugs. Drug trafficking is regarded worldwide as the most serious of drug offenses. The illegal drug trade is thought to be directly linked to violent crimes. For example, Honduras has an estimated of 79% of cocaine smuggling to the United States and has the highest murder rate in the world.
Cartels use immigrants wanting to enter the US, as mules to carry over drugs as they enter the US’s. The constant tension between the United States and Mexican governments and the cartels has risen as the violence continues and worsens. Cartels have played a major role in the relations between the Untied States and Mexico as the US has cracked down on foreign policy regarding drugs and violence on the border and in Mexico through the Merida Initiative and Beyond. Drug policies in the United States are now targeting the root of the problem; the cartels in Mexico that push illegal substances over the border. As violence has increased on both sides due to cartels and drug trade, the US government has made strides to help Mexico deal with their problems in an effort to stop cartels at the source.
Corruption in México In the drug tracking “drug war” that has violently torn down Mexico in the most current years. Corruption aids the operation of Mexico’s massive and powerful criminal-business enterprises while simultaneously draining the state’s efforts to confront them. Corruption makes it difficult at times to spot the difference between drug war violators from the drug war enforcers. Drug cartels have become an essential piece of the Mexican government; they bribe many officers to look the other way. A report done by the CSIS, around 8% of the American youth above the age of 12 had experimented with illicit drugs in 2008.
Another intention for the war on drugs was to show individuals taking part in this illegal activity that their participation would cause serious consequences. The government has taken drastic measures to keep drugs out of our nations streets, from attacking the frontline in The Columbian drug fields, to making numerous drug busts in urban cities across the United States. However, these harsh but well- intentioned laws have been accused of infringing on America?s freedom. Some believe the people have a natural right to use drugs if they perfectly well chose to do so. Although the war on drugs has been going on for many years, drugs still remain a big problem in the lives of many Americans.