Drug prohibition creates a vast illegal market for drug production and distribution, enriching and empowering organized criminals, corrupt government officials and warring factions. The staggering levels of crime and corruption generated by the illegal drug trade in Mexico are among the most dramatic examples of social crises caused by prohibitionist policies. In Bolivia, the violence and economic hardship caused by the military suppression of coca production have threatened the country’s fragile democracy. And in Colombia, nearly all of the armed actors in the brutal, decades-old civil war have derived profits from the drug trade. The list is very
Drug trafficking is the mass-production of drugs in one country distributed to another for expected profit. The notorious bosses of the drug trafficking at the time were the infamous Pablo Escobar, Carlos Lehder, and Griselda Blanco. The two main smuggled drugs were cocaine and marijuana. They were smuggled by plane, boat, and human mules. To hide the abundant profits they’d money launder, hide money in safe, and even went to the extent of having their money built into house walls just to avoid the law.
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. First of all, South America is home to drug lords as proven via the history of drugs in South America.
The war on drugs is an American term commonly applied to a campaign of prohibition of drugs, military aid, and military intervention, with the stated aim being to reduce the illegal drug trade. The plan of this war on drugs is to eliminate the illegal drug trade and right now in our country our president Rodrigo Duterte has commenced an all-out war against drugs, there are many critics both local and international. His main critic is Leila De Lima opposing him against Extra Judicial Killings. It has been, the headlines of local newspapers and news shows. As of now, according to Rappler 1,550 drug personalities killed in police operations, as of October 10 and 2, 294 victims of extra judicial killings or vigilante style killings as of October 3, in total the death toll has reached over 3, 844
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
Steven Soderbergh’s famous movie, Traffic (2000) provides viewers with heavy insight at the “war on drugs” in the United States. It discusses this international drug issue through three twisted stories. The first story is mainly set in Mexico City and other parts of the country, in which a new “drug czar” of Ohio state Supreme Court, Robert Wakefield (Michael Douglas), is appointed. As Wakefield tries to cope with his new position under difficult circumstances, and because he is away from his family for long periods of time, his sixteen-year-old daughter, Caroline become addicted to crack cocaine, but what’s unusual about Caroline is that she’s an honor student and National Merit Finalist. The second story takes place between the small-town
Richard Nixon implemented the Drug Enforcement Committee also known as the DEA in 1973, to combat the transport and trafficking of drugs and to enforce drug control. Seven divisions in the organization report to the administrator, and they all work in harmony to fight the drug trade. A big problem the DEA is currently facing is the escape of notorious drug lord, Joaquin Guzmán, also known as “El Chapo.” El Chapo is the famed leader of the Sinaola cartel, which his uncle was Pedro Avilés Pérez pioneered. He is the most wanted man in Mexico and the DEA is currently offering a reward of five million USD for information leading to his arrest. Being a leading official in the inspection division, I encourage the DEA to study the ways El Chapo has
Today’s society is infested by and drugs. They leak into many parts of our lives and affect everyone in different ways. It is crucial to define the word drug itself. When the word “drugs” is used in conversation, it is usually associated with heavy illegal drugs. It is important to recognize that legal drugs can also be abused.
The main characters of Scarface (1983) and Clean and Sober (1988) both can be considered as tragic heroes with a cocaine addiction. The main characters in their respective films are viewed “as tragic due to their struggle against the compulsion to use alcohol or drugs” . Scarface (1983), is distinct from the original Scarface released in 1932 because it focuses on the main character, Tony Montana’s (Al Pacino) addiction to cocaine. In the context of the film, “cocaine is capital and capital is cocaine” . The accumulation of capital can increase an individuals power in a capitalist society.
Informative Speech Outline Introduction: Attention catcher: Addiction is an awful that not all people but most people will have to go though but the effect of addiction in third world countries are most times more severe.The over drug use are stabilizing in industrial countries. But for the third world countries the problem is only getting worse. Developing countries in eastern africa have rising numbers in heroin use, also increasing amounts of cocaine in west africa and south america. And the the increasing production and abuse of synthetic drugs in asia and the middle east. Thesis statement: Addiction in developing countries are causing extreme amounts of overdoses and damage.