Mexico’s drug cartels are the worst they have been in years, and all the problems stem from a lack of proper decision making from the government at every level . Since Colombia was taken away from the drug scene, Mexico’s cartels have made up for the slack and then some. Subsequently, cartels in Mexico also began to flourish at a time when Mexico was in the process of instituting a new form of government. Not only is Mexico trying to work out the kinks of their new democracy, but the cartels are pushing more drugs than ever before; Mexico needs to address this problem. To make matters worse, a number of Mexican officials are corrupt, unaccountable, or distrusted by the people.
The president would have countless political enemies so it’s possible the allegations brought against his brother could be part of a smear campaign. As a Citibank employee, Elliott should’ve followed the “know your client” policy meticulously. Having lost 2 employees over their involvement with a money launderer working for the Mexican drug cartel, she should’ve treated due diligence more seriously and acted with greater caution. 2. In what ways is private banking
However, the enormous amount of violence began to negatively affect the Medellin Cartel. Different groups of people associated with the Medellin Cartel began to be closely watched by the Colombian Government. As they started to arrest people affiliated with the Medellin Cartel, they got closer to Pablo Escobar. The number of Medellin leaders taken into custody was not very large because they would leave Colombia before they were able to be charged. With the help of United States agents was able to break down the Medellin Cartel.
The United States should strategically and forcibly control Mexico and enslave its native people. Strategic air bombs in areas of dense populations, such as Mexico City and Guadalajara, would bring the population down to a more manageable size. This is the only viable option to eliminate the unparalleled threat of illegal immigration while creating a new prosperity in our country. Only small legislative changes would have to be made to ensure the legality of this plan, like repealing the ban on slavery and the clause that gives all people born in the United States equal citizenship. Such tiny tweaks would be passed with no objection.
This is a summary taken from “Saying Yes” by Jacob Sullum; Chapter 8; “Body and Soul”. An ever-present theme in Sullum’s book is what he calls “voodoo pharmacology”—the idea, promoted in large part by the government, that certain drugs have the power to hijack people and enslave them in an inescapable prison of craving and compulsion. Sullum seeks to show that this idea is a myth, that only a tiny percentage of illegal-drug users become addicts, whereas the vast majority of people who use illegal drugs live normal, productive, loving lives. The book is filled with valuable insights derived from deconstructing government statistics about drugs and drug use. Sullum shows how even the most vilified drugs, such as heroin and crack cocaine, are
The federal government is typically responsible for cases involving high-ranking traffickers; however, the state government must have more involvement in this matter to extract all traffickers from society. The Department of Justice, namely the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS), did a survey to analyze the effectiveness of state legislations relating to Trafficking in Persons (TIP). They found that "eighty percent of the prosecutors indicated that their state had anti-TIP legislation, yet only 20 percent indicated that the state legislation has helped with the prosecution of TIP cases" (NCJRS). This shows that states are not enforcing their legislations with enough force, allowing traffickers to avoid harsh punishments and continue their practices. In Criminal and Civil Confinement, Rebecca Caroll Sager notes this dilemma and writes that "smaller sex trafficking rings will remain undetected [and] the majority of traffickers will remain unprosecuted and at large."
In 1971 President Richard Nixon declared War on Drugs in an effort to combat the increasing use of illegal drugs in the United States. In 1986, in response to the surge of crack cocaine that was flooding American inner cities, Congress passed the Anti-Drug Abuse Act, which handed out harsher penalties for crack cocaine offenses than for powder cocaine offenses. For sentencing purposes, they used the 100:1 rule, the law said that one gram of crack cocaine be treated as equivalent to 100 grams of powder cocaine. Because crack cocaine offenders tended to be black and powder cocaine offenders tended to be white, the law seemed just to target African Americans. In 1998 there were wide racial imbalances in arrests, prosecutions, sentencing and
This strategy was so strong and accumulated such a reputation among law enforcement officials, that it is considered a primary reason Pablo was able to expand and grow his drug empire. Therefore after Pablo’s mass murders of Judges and their family members he was basically granted immunity. No judges were willing to take his cases. Thus any charges against him were dropped, and suddenly all files on his cases would vanish. Police chiefs and Judges soon realized it was better to stay out of Escobar’s crosshairs then to get
Life behind bars would be one of the lowest points in life for many Americans, but according to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics, one in one-hundred-and-ten adults are in a correctional facility. These people are putting themselves or others in harm’s way, and rightfully lose some civil rights due to their actions. I would say the majority of society would not want murderers or rapists roaming the streets, but what if someone was convicted of a non-violent marijuana offense? Are they just as much of a danger to society as the prior offenders mentioned? The “war on drugs” is made out to be one of the largest causes of mass incarcerations in the United States, but difficulties within legislation, the prison-industrial complex, and lack of
If that person committed a crime, he/she would be sentenced 2 years in jail with a financial penalty of $ 1000. However, if he/she did not commit a crime, he/she would be sentenced with financial penalty of $ 2000 only without going to jail. In theory, prisons should be far away from the city. Also, the prisons should be supervised completely by the American government. In reality, there is a problem of losing
(Anderson, 3) This was all just to get the government workers to stay quiet about Carrillo’s whereabouts. It got to a point where Carrillo and his cartel came under increasing pressure from the Mexican anti-drug forces. The Univision article written by Manuel Juarez states that the defense secretary of Mexico at the time and other government officials were offered a payment of 60 million dollars as a bribe. With this bribe, Carillo left a down payment of 6 million dollars as a gesture to the government officials. (Juarez) Alrhough, these are only a few bribes that we know about.
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.
Throughout the years it has been seen how Narcos have been taking over the lives of innocent people in the city of Mexico. Authorities have not even bothered on setting up an investigation, because it is believed they were involved in the incident as well. Narcos are known for buying over law enforcement, and if the president doesn’t do anything to stop these inhumane people, then when we least know it, it will take over the government itself, and the people of Mexico city will be in a risk of more danger than they already are. The incident of the article is based mainly on the government being part of the 43 disappeared students. The Narcos are mentioned because the mayor’s wife has a brother who is a Narco that might have a connection to the missing students.
Introduction The CJNG, which stands for Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion or the New Generation of the Jalisco Cartel is considered by US and Mexican officials as one of the most powerful and dangerous cartels in the world. CJNG have quickly expanded their operations in the last 5 years since they first proclaimed their existence via YouTube claiming to be the Mata-Zetas (Killer of Zetas) and protectors of kidnappers and murders in the state of Jalisco. The rise of CJNG in part can be credited to the group taking advantage of the decline of Los Zetas and Knights Templar cartel as a result of President Pena Nieto’s campaign. Currently CJNG controls the production and distribution of narcotics in Jalisco, Nayarit, Colima, Veracruz and Michoacán.
“[Before December] there were weekly if not daily shootouts in the town square between rival drug dealers. There are numerous reports of women being snatched off the street and stuffed into dark SUVs,” he said. “[The cartels] rule by fear, they would make sure that you could see them in the streets of Coban…. they knew they were beyond the reach of the law.” Guatemala already had a massive problem with organized crime, especially in Guatemala City, but the Mexico drug cartels are a new, well-resourced threat looking to cash in on the country’s strategic placement on the drug trade trail through Latin America. The country contributes to more than 60 percent of the cocaine trafficked to the United States from the region, according to the U.S. State Department.