“Plata o plomo?” - Escobar’s narcoterrorism and its impunity Drug cartels have played a large role throughout the Colombian conflict, violating many human rights. They have been associated with murders of government heads, peace negotiators, professors, reporters, and other civilians. However, much of their violations have been overlooked or ignored by the human rights reports. What makes this specific actor in our research so interesting, is that the drug cartels at first glance do not really seem to be the main actor in the conflict. However, the drug cartels play the key role in financing the operations of the other actors, like the guerrillas and the paramilitaries.
The War on Drugs is a phrase used to refer to a government-led initiative that aims to stop illegal drug use, distribution and trade by increasing and enforcing penalties for offenders. The movement started in the 1970s and is still evolving today (History.com Staff). The drugs that were being transported when this initiative was put into action were coming from South America (Mexico was first, but US locked down borders, so South American drug lords seized the opportunity). South American drug trafficking was, in the end, the tipping point for the American government. Thinking this through logically, one can’t have a war on drugs without the drugs themselves.
On the contrary, the FBI seemed to put more effort, time, and money into disarming the BPP than they did for many other groups and even criminals that the FBI considered radical. Therefore, it would make perfect sense that the FBI saw the militant aspect of the BPP as a substantial threat to national security. However, the FBI often targeted groups minority groups that threatened the white power establishment in America, such as the American Indian movement, more than racist hate groups like the KKK. In addition to this, the BPP seldom committed acts of violence, as many times the violence reported to stem from the organization was FBI propaganda to lower the image of the group. The Black Panther Party simply used arms in self-defense, a right lawfully defended, and one the police used quite often in cases against many
From the start, Malaysia have put a lot of efforts to eliminate illegal trading of firearms by enacting Arms Act 1960 which specified on the restrictions in the possession of firearms such as licenses and permits, penalty for unlawful importation or exportation and more (Arms Act 1960). However, it appears that the enforcement of law fails to be consistent with its principle. As a result, it gives a green light to certain group of people like criminal gangs to smuggle and sell guns secretly in such private areas or called as black market. It is a system through which commodities such as drugs or weapons are imported and sold illegally either through online trading or direct dealing (Merriam Webster Dictionary). If the armed forces do not take a strategic action plan to curb this issue, it will give an easy access for the gun traffickers to smuggle gun either in or out of the country.
Harris works and lives in the inner-city streets where the drug dealers overrun the city. Harris’ personal beliefs and sense of justice are a result of his life experiences with criminals and drug dealers. His ideas of justice and sense of right and wrong coupled with the social factors of drugs and crime in his community contribute to Harris’ unethical conduct. For instance, the temptations are always present in the circumstances when raiding any drug dealer activity. Drug dealers possess a lot of money and drugs, such as the Training Day movie, in which money and drugs influence Harris, so he acts criminalized.
Chico ran the local Cartel and processed the raw material into cocaine for distribution in the city. The Snake proved himself to be fearless and efficient at completing this assignment. Working with Chico, The Snake” made use of his numerous contacts throughout the city to arrange for the distribution of the cocaine. It was a match made in heaven. The drug business began to grow from the streets of their city to an international trade, requiring a greater workforce.
Before Jean started helping america, jean laffite was a criminal, a pirate actually. He usually only attacked ships for his men to take its loot, and smuggle it to different countries and sell it on the black market. Although Jean ended up making a victorious comeback from piracy, he eventually went back to being a pirate. Although he was the most important asset in the Texas Revolution, Jean hated the Spanish nation more than anything. He had sworn eternal vengeance on the hate spanish empire.
Corruption within Mexico’s government is mainly due to the long drug war and police officers betraying the system. This needs to be fixed by wiping out the drug cartel and rebuilding the government. Corruption within Mexico had long existed even before Mexico was its own independent country. After being under Spain’s rule for three centuries, the country faced continuous political
The United States of America has been through many wars, wars concerning many things such as land oil, pride and respect. However, when the United States went to war with Mexico, it was planned over greed. The Mexican- American war was a war provoked by the United States, in efforts to expand the coasts of the country. Mexico was a small underprivileged country who had previously to the war had already lost part of their country (Texas). Needless to say this war was cut throat and violent, it was however one of the smartest business decisions America has ever made.
In order to accomplish this, the United States should work with other countries in the United Nations to place pressure on the current Venezuelan regime and continue to expose the government’s crimes while not directly inserting itself into the controversy. “it is imperative that the United States continue to highlight publicly the illegitimacy of the Maduro regime as a criminal elite that has, through administrative machinations, stolen control of the resource-rich state from its people, and which is increasingly relying on the force of arms to continue looting the state with an eye to making good a “getaway” with the money.” (Ellis 30). Additionally, the United States along with its allies should continue to place economic sanctions onto Venezuela in order to pressure the current regime so the peace may be restored. “The United States must lead the international community in isolating the Chavista leadership through individually targeted economic sanctions” (Ellis 30). Finally, the current refugee crisis caused by the Venezuelan crisis must be addressed by the United States in order to help those affected and create a positive U.S. image.
Organized drug crimes are a leading epidemic in the United States. The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces Program was established in 1982 in attempt to downsize the amount of drug trafficking that was taking place. The OCDETF Program operates nationwide and is a good combination of federal agencies who coordinate together to attack the war on drugs. Their strategy is to slow the flow of drugs from major trafficking organizations. This is commonly done by starting at the bottom with the dealers and working their way up.
In the Rio Grande Valley, public corruption runs rampant. The border city of Mission is a hot spot for drug traffickers and has become an area of concern for the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program, also known as HIDTA, since the 1990s. Every day drug runners, private drug dealers, and the continuous flow of illegal immigrants create an atmosphere of temptation for law enforcement agents. Unfortunately, the small town of Mission has witnessed federal, state, and local law enforcement officers drift toward the dark side, letting temptation cast a shadow over their morals and beliefs. Recently, Mission Police Department officer, Hector Mendez, has been the latest addition to the dozens of people who stepped away from their mission
One of Nixon’s objectives he wanted to focus on while running for reelection was to have a forceful crack down on crime. Ironically, to carry out with his other ideals, he used wire-tapping, burglary, and cover-ups. “To Nixon and is closest aids, the burglary seemed commonplace because such behavior fell within familiar patterns of activities they already had established.”(21) Nixon would do anything to get elected. “Nixon’s drove for reelection exhibited the same characteristic that had shaped his approach in other aspects of his administration: concern about public image [and] desire for knowledge about the plans and activities of the opponents.” this the motive for the break-in at the National democratic headquarters in Washington.
Who are the cartels?The cartels are organization you don 't want to mess with.These type of gangs are nothing to take lightly.If you mess with these groups they will find you and do something to you that you might regret messing with them.The top three cartels are The Sinaloa cartel, The Juarez cartel, The Tijuana cartel and are the most dangerous groups out there. The cartels were started when Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo was arrested for murder a DEA Agent in 1989.Later more cartels were formed like the Tijuana Cartel, the Juarez Cartel, and the Sinaloa Cartel.The Sinaloa cartel are groups that drug traffic ,money laundering ,and organized crime syndicate.They were established in 1980’s also were based on the city Culiacan, Sinaloa.The leader
The buying and selling of sexual acts performed in strip clubs is a gateway to more dangerous and illegal acts, such as willing and forced prostitution. These establishments promote unhealthy desires of both men and women. Other factors can assist in the fight, however, the three solutions listed here are the most critical and should be the first ensued if the battle against human trafficking and forced prostitution is to be