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).
Cocaine is a strong stimulant mostly used as a recreational drug. It is the most potent stimulant of natural origin. It is extracted from the leaves of the coca plant which grows on the mountain slopes of the Andes Mountains of South America. Illegal cocaine is usually distributed as a white crystalline powder or as an off-white chunky material. Cocaine base is converted into the powder form, which is usually cocaine hydrochloride, by diluting it with other substances. The substances most commonly used in this process are sugars, such as lactose and mannitol, and local anesthetics.
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
In Australia in recent years the illicit drug market has increased steadily. It is unknown just how large the markets actually are, but there is no debate that it is profitable. According to Gong, W., Ritter, A., Bright, D., & Doran, C. (2012,p208) ,the Price of methamphetamines can range from 4 times to 20 times the original product cost price. Many people use Methamphetamines because of accessibility. This causes serious problems socially and economically. This essay will illustrate these problems and offer solutions to them. It will firstly focus on financial, health and crime issues. Then it will explain counterplans.
The drug cartels have been a huge problem that Mexico has had to confront from 2008. The war between the Mexican cartels and their desire to take over the Mexican territory damaged thousands of people. In fact, this confrontation between gangs is also known as the Mexican Drug War. This war made Mexico be one of the most dangerous countries in the world. The purpose of this essay is to explain the three main reasons that caused the Mexican Drug War and how Mexican people suffered. The Mexican Drug War was very likely caused by the fights between cartels, the police and government corruption and the purchase of illicit narcotics in the United States.
Many people make unknowledgeable decisions in life. The person may be a very intelligent person but their decisions will show people otherwise. Students have to complete many research assignments in class. They are very aware of how to research information. Therefore, students can research a drug that they are interested in trying. This is very simple for anyone to do without having to feel embarrassed asking other people. Research will inform them on the definition of the drug, the history and why it is so addicting.
Mexico has been fighting a drug war since the 1980’s to this present day. Violence has decreased in Mexico at this point but drug cartels have not been stopped. As drugs are being exchanged and bought, money should be going back towards the Mexican economy. Corruption is one of the reasons on why drug cartels are still around and functioning. Why else is marijuana not legal or decriminalized in Mexico but is in other countries like Portugal and Spain. Mexico has yet to eliminate this industry due to the fact that drug trafficking profit revenue must impact Mexico’s economy in a positive way.
In our society, there has been a long line of drug abuse from the past to present day. According to The National Institute on Drug Abuse, “the total overall costs of substance abuse in the United States, including productivity and health- and crime-related costs, exceed $600 billion annually. This includes approximately $193 billion for illicit drugs, $193 billion for tobacco, and $235 billion for alcohol.” As these numbers are extremely high they do not show the extensiveness of the destruction to how they cause harm to others with accidents and violence, family issues, financial issues, loss of employment, or health issues, including medical, physical appearance, and mental issues; these are all short and long term effects of drug abuse.
There are many,many kinds of drugs that are subject to drug prohibition laws which are transported and sold illegally throughout not only our country, but throughout a majority of the world. This is called drug trafficking. In the past decade drug trafficking has become a growing problem. Drug trafficking itself is worth about $435 billion per year; cocaine alone is worth $84.
Drug trafficking (moving things illegally from one place to another) is the most serious organized crime problem in the world today. The illegal drug trade creates billions of dollars for organized crime each year, forcing unbelieveable costs on people, families, communities, and governments worldwide. But illegal drug trade is only part of a much bigger phenomenon, which also includes the illegal use of drugs. It is drug users who finance organized crime through their drug (instances of buying things for money), and it is they who must accept responsibility for the broad range of costs connected with the drug industry.
Drugs are, have been, and will continue to be the root of much violence and illegal activities throughout the world. However, how much of this stems from South America? Well, as it turns out, South America is home to a large number of drug lords as proven via the history of drugs in South America, arrests/deaths of traffickers, and major consumers (USA). While they are commonly well hidden among the society of these countries, when one looks close enough they can see that South America is and has been a source of drugs for many years.
The Illicit Drug Trade is one of the largest issues all around the world. A lot of effort goes into tackling illegal drugs, but there are some legal drugs that also affect people worldwide which are far more than dangerous illegal drugs, such as tobacco and alcohol (Shah 2008). Illicit drugs have significantly played a negative role in contemporary society. People who use illicit drugs to cost a large amount of money to support themselves due to their urge of illicit drugs.It is fact that, many families have broken, because some members of the families addicted to illicit drugs and spend untold number of wealth on using it. When it comes to the effects of government policy on illicit drug use, two countries, China and the USA will be discussed
The world population has reached 7 billion people. Of these, an estimated 230 million people or 5% of the world’s adult population abused drugs at least once in 2010 according to United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (2011). Approximately 27 million (0.6% of the world adult population) are problem drug users or drug addicts (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2011).