According to Brianna Lee in Mexico’s Drug War, “more than 90 percent of cocaine now travels through Mexico into the United States, up from 77 percent in 2003.” Therefore, drug trafficking is at a higher
There is no doubt that now a day the main concern in todays world is discrimination towards the Hispanics. ‘’In a study conducted by Rutgers University, 22% of Hispanic/Latino workers reported experiencing workplace discrimination, compared to only 6% of whites’’. Discrimination towards Hispanic race is a big social injustice that affects the Hispanic because they have hard time getting benefits in a job and lack of knowing English as there Second language. I believe no one should be judged by there appearance but by they’re potential. In other words, its not right for people that come here for better opportunity’s to reach there potential and being denied because there not us citizens.
The Mexico-US drug war against cartels needs to be stopped. Billions of dollars have been lost in the underground economy or spent in different approaches to address this problem. The consequences of the cartel drug war are too big, and governments need to keep trying to find new solutions to end it. Drugs corrupt not only the brain but the society, and eventually the economy. Thousands of crimes, injustices, and deaths arise from this unnecessary war. Cartels control towns and even states in Mexico. Civilians live with the stress and the fear of getting kidnapped by a drug gang. Children are getting dragged into the horrible world of drugs and gangs from very young ages. There may be other solutions more peaceful than a war. For example, the Netherlands has changed their views on marijuana and now allow people to carry a maximum of 5g of the drug. They also implemented these so-called coffee shops which are allowed to store 500g of it. These are a step towards legalization, but on the bottom line, they have prevented many prosecutions for possession, as well as conflicts for the illegal sale of these drugs. This is an example of a peaceful solution, so basically, the war on drugs needs to be stopped, one way or
Mexico has a weak judicial and police institution and a large economy with consumers. Mexico the hub of one of the world's most sophisticated drug networks. For decades, drug trafficking organizations used Mexico's entrenched political system to create a system-wide network of corruption that ensured distribution rights, market access, and even official government protection for drug traffickers. Officers could make an exchange for money to be able to let people pass by with the drugs or trafficking that they are participating in. This is a reason why the drug distribution is so big in Mexico. Harper
The legalization of drugs has been at the center of interminable debate. Drugs have widely been perceived as a dominant threat to the moral fabric of society. Drug use has been attributed as the source responsible for a myriad of key issues. For instance, it is believed that drugs have exacerbated the already weak status of mental health in the United States in which some individuals suffering from mental illness administer illicit substances such as heroin or cocaine in an attempt to self-medicate. Moreover, drugs are blamed for turning auspicious members of the community into worthless degenerates. Thus, vast efforts have been made to regulate the alleged drug problem through various avenues. For example, programs have been created to steer
Similar to the Chinese of the 19th century, the United States is also a favorable destination of immigration to Latin Americans contemporarily. While Latin American nations do not face foreign threats as the Qing did, some nations face an equivalent, if not worse, economic hardships and violence. Instead of ubiquitous opium use and addiction, drug trafficking in Latin America presents threats to economic livelihood and personal security. In terms of statistics, In the list of major illicit drug producing/transit countries, approximately 60 percent of the countries are located in Latin America (Department of State 2015).
The 2014 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA) Summary discourses evolving expansions associated with the trafficking and use of main illicit drugs abuse. The U.S. seizures of illegal substances in shipment exceeded 1,626 metric tons, demonstrating that DTOs have great succeed in shipping thousand tons of cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin, and MDMA into the United States each year. (DEA 2014) There are exceptional smuggling and shipping methods related with each drug type, but drug seizure statistics and federal, state, and local law enforcement reporting shows that smuggling overland and transportation by vehicle surpass all other methods of smuggling combined. The 2014 National Drug Control Strategy, in which has had very little
The supply of drugs would dry up quickly, however, if there were not an incessant, powerful demand for them in this country. America has an estimated $80 billion a year habit in illegal drugs, and the legal attacks on one kind of drugs (heroin in the 1950s, psychedelic substances and marijuana in the 1960s), only made consumers to turn to other substances (cocaine and its refined crystal "crack" in the 1970s and 1980s). The demand for illegal drugs is so great that removal of the source of supply in, say, Latin America, would only cause production to begin somewhere else. This is precisely what happened with opium and heroin, when production moved from Turkey to Southeast Asia and then to Mexico between 1950 and 1975, and with marijuana, which came largely from Mexico until the 1960s, but which is now produced domestically on a large scale. The lesson is obvious: "The problem really lies not with the drug-producing countries but with consuming countries like the U.S., which provide an avid market for their output." (Cook,
The purpose of this research is to draw a connection between a history of gang violence in Central America and drug trafficking in Mexico and Central American and Mexican migration patterns to the U.S. Beyond that, this paper highlights U.S. involvement in the increase of gang violence specifically in Honduras and El Salvador, and how the U.S. demand for narcotics has fueled the Drug War throughout Latin America but mostly in Mexico. This paper also shows how U.S. policies on the legalization of certain drugs and criminal justice reforms can decrease illegal immigration and improve the lives of people seeking to migrate north.
However, despite the reliance on the food and agriculture sector, Colombia’s drug trade makes up 1 percent of the country’s GDP, and the cartels are estimated to export $10 billion annually. To put this into perspective, this means that the illegal drug trade roughly makes up a quarter of Colombia’s legal exports. Out of the $10 billion annually exported by the drug cartels, $4.6 billion of the profits were exports sent to the United States. According to a report released by Business Insider, about 90 percent of the cocaine used by American’s originate from Colombia. In addition, Colombian groups control the distribution of cocaine and heroin in the United States across 40 different cities, primarily located in the
Mexico has been fighting a bloody war against drugs for a very long time. Mainly focusing in the drug trafficking organizations that inhabit the cities of Mexico, which are also known as cartels. One of the biggest drug cartels that resides and haunts Mexico is the Juarez drug cartel which is based in the state of Chihuahua, focusing in the city of Juarez. The cartel has made the city of Juarez one of the most violent places in the world. It is famous for smuggling tons of narcotics from Mexico to the United States. In addition, the cartel also participates in crimes of human trafficking, kidnapping, local drug distribution, extortion, and is responsible for many deaths. The Juarez Cartel, also known as the Vicente Carillo Fuentes Organization named after its current leader is one of the oldest and most powerful criminal organizations in Mexico which can be traced back to the late 1900’s. The Juarez Cartel was founded by Rafael Aguilar Guajardo and Amado Carillo Fuentes. Guajardo was considered by most the true official founder of the cartel. He was a former federal police officer who had
At the same time, drug cartels have fought each other for control of territory. More than 60,000 people have been killed from 2006 to 2012 due to violence related to the drug cartel.The mexican drug cartels also take in between 19 and 29 billion annually from united states drug sales.The mexican government primary focus is on taking down the drug cartel rather than on preventing trafficking which is left to the united states.The U.S. should help Mexico with taking down the cartel because it also effects the the U.S in drug trafficking
Since the initiation to securitize drug trafficking, ample amount of money and effort has been devoted to this issue, but it remains unsolved. Why has there been no effective solution to stop the trafficking of narcotics? While it appears that the attempt to securitize the issue is well warranted, the policies implemented seem tenuous at best, as the focus on the ‘war on drugs’ may be misplaced, and seem to be causing further security issues to deal with.
In January of 2012 the Mexican Special Forces conducted a raid against the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the most deadly organizations, on a ranch in northern Mexico. Cartels are not necessarily terrorist groups but a lot of their focuses are similar to those of terrorist organizations. This cartel specifically turned some areas of Mexico into a virtual shell state. A state in which the countries own government cannot effectively rule. Another similarity is that cartels also use the same underground networks terrorist groups do and often use terrorist tactics as they operate. Considering the similarities and the threat they present to both Mexico and the United States; the term “narcoterrorism” came abroad. Terrorist organizations of all kinds often sell illegal drugs as well for the tremendous profits. The financials for these groups are very secretive but also very expensive; following the money could easily be the best tactic for locating these groups.
Then, in the 1980s, a smokable form of cocaine was introduced to Americans. It was sold in “28 states and the District of Columbia”. Crack was very accessible to everyone as it was sold for only $1-3 dollars each. The cheapness of crack was another strong incentive for people to buy crack. By 1994, “about 1.4 million Americans” used cocaine, and the number of those who used too much cocaine was 500,000. Kids “as young as 10 years old” smoked cocaine. These kids were way too young to do drugs as they were only 4th graders. Kids were even the drug dealers. Cocaine’s irresistibility as a popular drug that could give kids huge profits had made kids go into an illegal business, thus becoming criminals at a very young age. Cocaine took away a child’s