According to Vanda Felbab-Brown, a Brookings Institute narcotics expert, Mexican cartels are a structured and militarized organization that employ at least half a million people. To increase the control within Mexicos institutional frame work the cartels use brutality and terror. Corpses are dumped in city streets and in other cases, the bodies are cut into pieces or decapitated. Reporters are usually always the victims of cartel murders. They fear fatal repercussions for detailing cartel activities.
The other single story regarding the civil war in Sierra Leone is the cause of the war. The RUF, or the Revolutionary United Front, fought for “justice”. They killed millions of innocent civilians, and then the government army began to do the same. However, the soldiers did need money for the ammunition and firearms. The funding was coming from diamonds, blood diamonds.
(prisonoffenders.com) After the brutal murder of Carlos Torres-Irriarte in 1980, Ñeta leaders reorganized the gang 's constitution and discarded many of its original rules. Members were now required to deal narcotics for the gang and smuggle drugs into prison. (prisonoffenders.com) This creates a form of respect and fear from other gang members and correctional officers as the Ñetas have power and overall numbers, thousands of Ñeta members were paroled, causing the organization to take control of the drug and prostitution trade in several New York districts. The violent gang is involved in high intensity drug dealing, firearms and explosives trafficking, murder and robbery.
Back in the 1980’s, the drug cartels of Colombia were the cause of chaos all over the world – especially in the United States. In fact, at the height of their power, the Bogotá cartel supplied ninety per cent of Uncle Sam’s cocaine. The cartel was barbaric; assassinating anyone who stood in their way. To add to this, they also had the majority of the law enforcement system on their payroll. And, of course, at the heart of all of this was drug lord Carlos Ruiz and his loyal vice, Pablo Álvarez.
Luis Garavito, the world’s most prolific serial killer, is known for killing the most victims in the world. Garavito raped and murdered over one hundred and forty children in Columbia (Heyden). Since Columbia does not enforce the death penalty, he was sentenced to one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three years in prison. The Colombian law states that a criminal can only be imprisoned for up to forty years, and since he helped law enforcement discover a few bodies he was re-sentenced to twenty-four years in prison (Heyden). Reasons such as these exemplify the need for the death penalty and why it is beneficial in America.
Mexican drug cartels are carving out new territory in northern Guatemala, adding another layer of violence and crime to a country with one of the highest murder rates in the hemisphere. In December the Guatemalan government declared a two-month state of siege in the rural province of Alta Verapaz, bordering Mexico, in order to crack down on the growing influence of the notorious Mexico-based Los Zetas cartel. “Drug traffickers have us cornered,” Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom told the country’s Congress in January. “Just the weapons seized in Alta Verapaz are more than those of some army brigades.”
Mexican drug cartels are influential in providing the surplus of drugs to America. Some of the most powerful Mexican cartels operate in the US and seven of them prove to be the source of the country’s drug problem. Heroin, cocaine, meth, and marijuana travel across borders and become for sell on the black market. Deemed the most powerful and wealthiest cartel in Mexico and the world are the Sinaloa Cartel. New leadership rocked the foundation of the cartel in the 1990s.
for drugs and cocaine and the potential profits to be made, drug cartels have been battling violently with each other for control of territory in Mexico. And since December 2006, the Mexican government, itself, has been battling with the cartels and drug traffickers (CNN). Mexican President Felipe Calderon “launched a war on the cartels”. “The new president promised that an increasingly violent Mexico would at last become a nation of laws” (Corchado). His method was somewhat successful.
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. United States Side Of The Border: kidnappings, corruption issues, and the illegal drug trade that goes through. The cash that 's flowing south, the weapons that are flowing south, and the drugs that are flowing north. Many illegal immigrants dig holes underground to get into the United States while smuggling drugs into the United States.
Have you ever had a feud with another family or group of people?... Well the Hutu have, and this specific group was the Tutsi. Eventually this lead to the Hutu Killing 800,000 people of the Tutsi minority in the space of 100 days. Men were told to kill their Tutsi wives, and if they didn’t... the lives of them and their wife/wives would have been taken.
Over 100 innocent people have been accused and executed over the years before death penalty was illegal. There are 8 ways to lead up to be in the position of the death penalty, the ways are treason, terrorism, espionage, drug trafficking, attempting to kill
“ El Senor De Los Cielos” as many may know Amado Carrillo Fuentes. He was known as the Lord of the Skies because of his method of transporting drugs. He would transport drugs using jets all around the world. He was in charge of the Juarez Cartel for just a couple months, but in the short amount of time he got control of this cartel he was becoming more powerful. Amado wanted to become more in life.
In Central America, some parents leave their children, and set out a journey to the United States in hopes of making a better life for them. Throughout the years, the children who are left behind eventually go on a journey to be reunited with their family. On the journey, the children acquire many character traits and skills that ultimately make them grow as a person. In the book by Sonia Nazario titled Enrique’s Journey, author Nazario writes about Enrique, a young Honduran boy, who goes on a long and strenuous trip to find his mother. In the article “Desperate Voyagers,” by Ioan Grillo, it talks on the subject of children fleeing their country due to gang violence.
Jaime Escalante was born on December 31, 1930, his legal name is Jaime Alfonso Escalante Gutierrez. Escalante was raised around teachers who are his family members. I’ll be talking more about Jaime’s Escalante’s childhood. Also about his different careers and what he does now.
The author James Patterson uses the antagonist to help the story develop and to create character development by robbing people, living in the black market and using people for their fame. This is significant because the antagonist drives events which create the plot and the story. During the story, there is a mysterious guy named Louise. He seems mysterious and tries using the kids for their money, even though he knows he could get in big trouble.