Pena Nieto, the newly appointed president, began his term by improving coordination between intelligence and operations agencies and calling for judicial reform, resulting in high profile captures of drug lords. This different approach caused a decrease in homicides, but an overall increase in kidnappings and extortion cases, showing a diversification of criminal activities. Furthermore, Mexico City, which had previously had lower levels of violence, there was a 21 percent increase in homicide. Calderon’s and Nieto’s initiatives both focused on an issue and improved it to an extent, but their successes were diminished by the fact that the severity of other issues increased. In Nieto’s case the statistics clearly showed that even though he reduced homicide there was still an increase in crime, it just diversified and homicide actually increased in Mexico
The drug use in Mexico is a topic that has been really analyzed and discussed lately. A lot of people are against and a lot of people support them. It is a complicated topic due that in Mexico the drug war and the drug cartels are present in our cities. Since the legalization of cannabis in some states of the US, this topic has risen in Mexico. Drug dealing in Mexico has been present in our society from long time ago, and trafficking between the US and Mexico has been risen a lot.
Guatemalans began fleeing to the United States during the three and one-half-decade long Civil War (1960-1996), and today, child migration fueled by a desire to escape from violence is still very prevalent. Since 2012, child migration has been increasing, including a ninety percent increase between 2013 and 2014. Twenty-four percent of migrants are from Guatemala , a country that has one of the world’s top murder rates. Migration is very dangerous; many are injured, and gang-violence is common along the journey. In areas such as the Tierra Blanca, gangs kidnap people, demand money, and threaten death, and then pose as children’s relatives.
Illegal immigration is a basis of rising alarm for politicians in the United States. For the past Few years, the population in the U.S. of illegal immigrants has increased from five million to almost twelve million people, almost 2.5 million in Texas, triggering intense arguments that the nation has lost control over
Close to half a million people died in the civil war but Cambodia would face many more deaths under Pot’s rule. The Khmer Rouge’s first actions after the civil war was removing 2.5 million citizens from Phnom Penh, the country’s capital. These civilians were forced into detention centers similar to labor camps. Other than high chances of death, civilians were also strictly controlled by the government. Every aspect of their lives was determined by the government and conditions were extremely harsh.
The MS-13 gang, well known as Mara Salvatrucha 13, is one of the most organized and violently dangerous gangs in the United States. The gang was establishes in the 1980, in the predominately Spanish speaking parts of Los Angeles, initially starting off with refuges who were in nature calm and in control. However, some Mexican immigrants began their power guiding and controlling these individuals into an underworld organization, which quickly began to harden the individuals. Once this occurred in the El Salvadorian neighborhoods, the immigrants wanted to organize themselves, so they decided to come up with a name for themselves.
This confidence was shattered in 1968. Where Viet Cong fighters attacked over 100 cities and tied down a larger US and South Vietnamese force in just 2 days. Which caused the US to question their involvement in Vietnam. Initially, Vietnam was to be the symbol of fighting communism it became a symbol defeat.
Mass incarceration is the way that the United States has locked up millions of people over the last forty years using unnecessary and disproportionate policies. Contrary to popular belief, this is racially fueled as most of these policies saw to it that blacks and latinos be locked up for longer than their white peers and for smaller crimes. These racist roots within the system can be traced back to when the first slave ship arrived in the US. But our first major prison boom was seen after the American Civil war. I know that the Civil War was far more than forty years ago.
Those people moved to the city, where yet again they found themselves out of employment due to the Industrial Revolution making things more efficient. With no other method to support themselves, the farmers turned to crime to make a living. Although there were over 200 crimes that were punishable by death, including impersonating an Egyptian (Convict Creations N.A, N.D), many of those were not carried out, instead the criminals being banished to America. As a result of this, when the British lost the U.S. as a dumping ground for malefactors, the prisons began overflowing, and eventually even the hulks, a decommissioned war ship began running out of space. When the British were in desperate need of a colony where it could send its prisoners, Captain Cook found fertile land and foreign plants on the east coast of Terra Australis Incognito in 1770 (ADB N.A, 1966).
In the end, South Vietnam fell to communism. There were many things that contributed to the negative effect of the war; such as, money, politics, and the media. These all played a major part in the results of the war. Money, politics, and the media had negative impacts on society. Money was used for economic support in Vietnam.
A word that comes to mind when I watch the movie, Blood in Blood Out is “raza.” To me this word symbolizes family, close friends, and brotherhood. For instance, the film has moments of great happiness with family, but also moments of despair with life. The movie Blood in Blood out has made me feel empathy with the Hispanic culture, the experience of gang violence, and the film reminds me of pain.