Mexico has a drug problem that continues to grow. About three and a half years ago, Felipe Calderon was sworn in as president and immediately declared "war" on drugs. Since Felipe Calderon became president, about 23,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence, and a mass majority of Mexicans, according to surveys, believe that their president is losing the war on drugs. Despite the huge number of federal forces that are sent into the cities where the cartels are operating. Despite the social programmes that are set up to fight poverty that encourages many to enter the money-making drug trade.
The condition in Mexico was grim. “Less than 20% of those detained on drug trafficking charges in Mexico were convicted. Cops were underpaid and undertrained and relied on bribes to put food on the table. Millions of young males and females in Mexico were the perfect target for recruiters of drug traffickers” (Corchado). Two of the most notorious drug cartels, which are responsible for most of the brutal violence and heavy trafficking, are the Sinaloa Cartel and the Gulf Cartel.
Crime by the Mexican border has become worse over the years. Mexican Side Of The Border: Drug trafficking. Human smuggling. Extortion. Murder.. All these crimes represent a multi-billion dollar industry and they pose a threat not only to communities on both sides of the border, but to our national security as well.
“[Before December] there were weekly if not daily shootouts in the town square between rival drug dealers. There are numerous reports of women being snatched off the street and stuffed into dark SUVs,” he said. “[The cartels] rule by fear, they would make sure that you could see them in the streets of Coban…. they knew they were beyond the reach of the law.” Guatemala already had a massive problem with organized crime, especially in Guatemala City, but the Mexico drug cartels are a new, well-resourced threat looking to cash in on the country’s strategic placement on the drug trade trail through Latin America. The country contributes to more than 60 percent of the cocaine trafficked to the United States from the region, according to the U.S. State Department.
The government let African Americans fall behind economically, educationally, and socially, all while building up whites and helping them achieve everything. The fact that African American and women veterans were excluded from the benefits of the GI Bill angers me. They risked their lives just as much as the white men did, they participated in helping their country just as much, and yet because they are not seen as the “desirable” person, they are left in the dust and then accused of being “lazy”. And it is sad because things like this still go on today: gender and race differences when it comes to pay, job exclusion if a person’s name isn’t “white” enough, sexual harassment in the workplace, rape victims being blamed for the actions of the perpetrator, and so many others. Minority groups are still antagonized by the people (read: old, white men) who are in power, and who have been in power for over 200 years simply because of the way their ancestors immigrated to the United
unequally distributed and social stratification propagates discrimination and social injustice (Ellis & Carlson, 2009). Socioeconomic Status: The literature supports that Latinos face discrimination regardless of socioeconomic status or education level. “Regrettably, as a group, Latinos are one of the nation’s most socioeconomically disenfranchised groups in the US (Marotta & Garcia, 2003). They have higher rates of living in poverty and of being unemployed, overrepresented in low-wage jobs, and have lower rates of educational attainment compared to non-Latino Whites (Motel, 2012)” (as cited in Molina & Simon, 2013). Education: The Latino high school drop out rate has decreased in the recent years to 14%, it is still above the national average rate for Blacks at (8%), Whites (5%), and Asians (4%), (Pew Research, 2015).
Life in Mexico can be very harsh, many people outside of Mexico believe life in the country isn’t as bad as it seems. Over the years the country has changed but still face many problems. The Mexican drug war is still a highly supplied conflict between the Mexican army and drug cartels in Mexico. The country has been one of the main suppliers of illegal drugs that causes discrimination, drug trafficking and many deaths yearly. The question is, how has life in Mexico changed before and after the war on drugs?
Proponent’s blameworthiness the harm of jobs on illegal immigration, more specifically those who seek a better lifestyle doing tedious jobs that most Americans would not imagine doing. When I was younger I migrated in California picking grapes, tomatoes, clipping vines etc. those are a few examples of severe demanding physical jobs that immigrants perform. Yes they require precise knowledge of expertise, but rather a physical demand that your body will sacrifice from sun up to sun down. Why say that illegal immigrants are taking away our daily jobs?
Hence, this situation is not in favor of societies because only the rich can benefit from it. As an example to illustrate it, “Rather than the organs going to those who need them most urgently, they go only to those who can afford the inflated prices”(Berman). But also the World Health Organization that has declared, “The Illegal trade is based on the coercion of vulnerable third world donors, who are frequently impoverished and ill-educated”(Kapp, 715). As the human organ trafficking is becoming more and more familiar, people further approve and support the organ trade regulation. Because not only does it put people’s lives at risk but they also “suffer from a variety of abuses, ranging from fraud to outright coercion“(Taylor,
The main cause of all these murders is drug trafficking. According to the CDC over 64,000 people died in 2016 due to drug overdose. Not only do drugs kill, but they also ruin many lives. These illegal drug manufacturers traffic it, drug trafficking affects society greatly and we are going to stop it. It is a difficult process for drug traffickers and drug lords to send their “product” to other countries.