Isela Ramirez Mr. Snape English 03 March 2016 Research Paper The Mexican drug lord Amado Carrillo Fuentes was considered Mexico’s most powerful drug trafficker in the 90s which was beneficial to Mexico, but also gave a lot more problems and turned Mexico into a war zone. Born on December 17, 1956 Amado Carrillo Fuentes made a big impact on Mexico. He came from the small town of Navolato, Sinaloa and became a powerful drug trafficker in the 90s (Susan E. Reed). Much of his life was a mystery. Everybody knew about him, but almost nobody spoke about him.
On average the Federal Mint spends 1.4 cents for every penny that they create. This doesn’t seem like a big deal, but considering that there are 13 billion pennies created annually in the US the cost for creating them gets very large very fast. Making them cost more to create than their actual value. Eliminating that cost would allow the budget spent on the Federal Mint to be reduced and there would be more cash in the Federal Budget to spend on other things. One argument against the elimination of the budget is the fact that it will alter the way American citizens are able to pay for things in a negative way.
Since President Nixon began his war on drugs in 1971, there have been 45 million arrests and have spent billions of dollars in the fight against public enemy number one in the United States: consumption and drug trafficking. However, drugs are becoming cheaper and pure and access to them ever easier. Under President Nixon emphasized treating addicts, but, over the years, the focus has been on criminalizing consumers, and created a system that measures the police efficiency, rewards and amounts depending on the number of arrests. The documentary "The House I Live I" is an accurate portrait of the American judicial system intricate in its relentless fight against drug trafficking, which has resulted in violations of human rights and individual
But the financial benefits of legalization go beyond taxing the sale of marijuana and keeping drug money out of the hands of criminals. All across the nation, wherever the drug is illegal, state and local governments spend enormous sums of money on the enforcement of marijuana laws, the prosecution of offenders, and incarceration of the convicted. The Wall Street Journal estimates that the American taxpayer spends $40 billion per year on the administrative costs associated with the criminalization of marijuana (Becker). On the state level, we can again look to the example of Colorado. Conservative estimates by the Colorado Center on Law and Policy show that legalization will save the state $40 million per year by no longer administering marijuana laws (Drug Policy Alliance).
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
Wal-Mart is one of the largest retail stores in the world with total revenue of $421.8 billion and a net income of $16.4 billion in 2011. Wal-Mart has been engaging in illegal and unethical behavior by using bargaining power and market control to pressure countries to disregard environmental degradation and violation of national labor laws (Sethi par.1). There were six cases related to unpaid work that made Wal-Mart to pay $1 billion in damages to U.S. employees (Sethi par.2). Wal-Mart has faced several scandals in overseas such as multiple cases of bribery. According to New York Times, Wal-Mart paid more than $24 million to Mexican officials and their internal reports indicated hundreds of bribery and frauds.
Human trafficking is the illegal movement of people for the purpose of sexually exploiting them and it has become more widespread than ever before. In our world today it affects every sector of society in many different ways. This issue is extremely close to home, it occurs almost everywhere in North America. It happens right under our noses and people are too ignorant to realize it. This is a world problem that needs to be addressed carefully, it is not something that will just go away.
When analyzing the causes of the Mexican Drug War, one must understand the basics of the Mexican culture and its heritage. Mexico has been under the power of the PRI for almost 80 years, under its control Mexican people have endured social discrimination, censorship, and lack of opportunity. Under the corrupt government, the richer became richer and poor became poorer; thus creating a sense of distrust and impotence among the poor population towards its government. Mexico is one of the richest economies in Latin America, but it is also one of the top countries with the highest number of poor population. This gap can be visualized with the term of horizontal inequalities.
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 Smith 2 rate than it was 12 years ago with just one illegal drug. With other illegal drugs that are trafficking added to this list the percentage would grow and the demand of illegal drugs will rise. We have to also keep in mind that this drug trafficking alone is only into the United States, imagine how high the demand of illegal drugs is in other countries coming from Mexico. The war on drugs has failed for many years, and is the reason drug trafficking is still highly rising. Death occurring in Mexico has quickly raised over the years.
Essentially, the war on drugs has demonstrated to be an exorbitant expense. The federal government in 2002 alone spent $18.822 billion in the form of expenditures such as treatment, prevention, and domestic law enforcement (CSDP, 2007, p. 54). However, given that the drug war has garnered meager results, this investment may be interpreted as a waste of taxpayer dollars. Alternatively, the money that has been allocated to arrest and detain drug offenders may also be a source of contention. CSDP (2007) “Of the 1,846,351 arrests for drug law violations in 2005, 81.7% (1,508,469) were for possession of a controlled substance.