Essays.club - Get Free Essays and Term Papers
Search

The Drug War in Mexico

Autor:   •  July 15, 2017  •  Article Review  •  1,173 Words (5 Pages)  •  331 Views

Page 1 of 5

The drug war in mexico

==========

The Drug War in Mexico; Cd. Juarez a liability to El Paso

Mr.

Christopher Lopez

Local and State Government

June 18, 2014

Instructor: Thomas Enriquez

Outline

The Drug War in Mexico; Cd. Juarez a liability to El Paso

1. Cartels

1. States that has more conflict.

2. Weapons crossing from United States.

1. Corruption

1. Police from Mexico

2. Fear of people

1. Jobs

1. Poor people in Mexico

2. Security

1. Summary Conclusion

1. Final Thought

Mexico is immersed in a war in which rival cartels, fight against each other for power and control of the drug trade. Over the last four years the violence has escalated in the three northern states of Chihuahua, Tamaulipas and Sinaloa. The top two cartels in Mexico are fighting to get control over these states. The United States needs to step in and help fix the problems. Tons of people are killed every day because of the drug wars that are happening just across our border. America and Mexico need to come together to stop the three majors contributors to the war; gun smuggling, police corruption and the economy in Mexico.

The United States is supplying Mexico with the power to let these wars happen by supplying them with firearms. “More than 1,100 guns found discarded at Mexico shooting scenes or confiscated from cartel gangsters were traced to Texas gun merchants in 2007” (Crandall, 2014). Right now United States is trying to stop the flow of guns across their border but the progress is not enough. A commission lead by three Latin American heads of state has criticized the United States for the failure to stop the drug cartels and the results are pushing Mexico to its breaking point. The United States needs to tighten gun laws on who can purchase guns and impose longer waiting periods especially in Border States. We need to make sure that we are not allowing any weapons to cross our border from El Paso Texas into Mexico.

Police corruption is a major problem because the cartels do not have to suffer consequences for their crimes. “In the past year, Mexico's civil drug war has claimed some 6,300 lives” (Grillo, 2014). People are afraid to help because the police have much less power than the gangs and cartels do. People are scared to talk, the cartels are much more powerful than the police and people can’t take the chance of being killed by the cartel. “Fear prevents many cases from being solved because investigators hesitate to dig too deeply and witnesses refuse to talk” (Crandall, 2014). Obama recently sent drones over Mexico to try and find information about major cartels. These are unarmed aircraft flying deep into Mexican territory to help find out information about the cartels movements. It seems to be helping but we don’t know if it’s enough. “In Mexico in the recent years the greatest growth has been involvement in gaining intelligence using homeland Security and the American military flying manned aircraft and drones along the United States,”(DYHOUSE, 2014). In Mexico in the recent years the greatest growth has been involvement in gaining intelligence using homeland Security and the American military flying manned aircraft and drones along the United States

...

Download:   txt (7 Kb)   pdf (56.9 Kb)   docx (11.7 Kb)  
Continue for 4 more pages »
Only available on Essays.club