Mexico has a weak judicial and police institution and a large economy with consumers. Mexico the hub of one of the world's most sophisticated drug networks. For decades, drug trafficking organizations used Mexico's entrenched political system to create a system-wide network of corruption that ensured distribution rights, market access, and even official government protection for drug traffickers. Officers could make an exchange for money to be able to let people pass by with the drugs or trafficking that they are participating in. This is a reason why the drug distribution is so big in Mexico.
Many Mexicans move out of fear for their lives and hope that America is a safer place to live with lower crime rates. Unemployment and poverty is a major problem in Mexico. A large portion of the Mexican population are farmers, living in rural areas where it’s difficult to actually farm because of the high temperatures and the dry land. 47% of the population is living under the poverty line, so they move to America, because they hope to have better future aspects there.
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.
Their main goal was being able to control the drug trade between Texas and Mexico ("Barrio Azteca”). Soon after starting to help the Juarez Cartel with their drug operation, they eventually formed an alliance with the cartel. Currently the gang has thousands of members in the United States and Mexican prisons, and continues to spread throughout the states (Cawley). Since the gang follows a hierarchical command of control, many of its leaders rule from within the prison system. The gang is commonly referred to as either the
41). These drug cartels present a difficult problem in that they not only import illegal drugs, but they often are in dispute over both territory and police ownership (Warner, p. 42). These cartels are smuggling drugs across the border from many different regions of the world and present a very difficult situation for law enforcement. This may be due in part to their intimate knowledge of the area they operate in, as well as that of their connection to gangs, which they utilize to assist in cross-border movement. The current number of both law enforcement agents and law enforcement agencies along the border is not sufficient in either numbers or strength to curtail these illicit
Although I often get confused for different ethnicities/races than the one bestowed upon me at birth, due to my relatively ambiguous features, I know that I am an authentic pure Mexican girl and that no one can change that aspect otherwise. With having two pure Mexican parents, it is not very difficult for me to find out that I too was of Mexican descent. Spanish was my first language when I was growing up, and up till this day I still only speak Spanish in my household when it comes to discussing any sort of topic with my parents; when it comes to my siblings though, I do tend to speak more English than Spanish to them since the younger ones tend to understand it more than Spanish. As I was growing up, the notion of being of Latino/a descent
However, despite the reliance on the food and agriculture sector, Colombia’s drug trade makes up 1 percent of the country’s GDP, and the cartels are estimated to export $10 billion annually. To put this into perspective, this means that the illegal drug trade roughly makes up a quarter of Colombia’s legal exports. Out of the $10 billion annually exported by the drug cartels, $4.6 billion of the profits were exports sent to the United States. According to a report released by Business Insider, about 90 percent of the cocaine used by American’s originate from Colombia. In addition, Colombian groups control the distribution of cocaine and heroin in the United States across 40 different cities, primarily located in the
There have been many causes due to the United States of America and Mexico border disputes. These include its extensive history through sources such as the several past wars and the countless disputes between residents. With the strong issue of territorial claims that contradict each other, treaties have been seen as useless with an even more inadequate attempt of fence construction as seen in Image 1. With many bandits and thieves in this area, drug trafficking and illegal immigration is an impending dilemma.
As a result of the low economy, and constant wars, due to the United States funding Latin American countries’ military and police forces, which are usually controlled by gangs and cartels, Latin Americans are feeling unsafe in their home countries. Latin Americans seemed forced to flee due political and financial barriers (Abrego 26). As established in Abrego’s book, fathers who migrated during the civil war claimed that it was because a family member was being persecuted and they seemed to face life or death situations constantly (Abrego 32). These persecutes common in Latin America even when there is not a war due to gangs and cartels having more money and being more manipulative they control authorities and use them to attack anything that
The purpose of this research is to draw a connection between a history of gang violence in Central America and drug trafficking in Mexico and Central American and Mexican migration patterns to the U.S. Beyond that, this paper highlights U.S. involvement in the increase of gang violence specifically in Honduras and El Salvador, and how the U.S. demand for narcotics has fueled the Drug War throughout Latin America but mostly in Mexico. This paper also shows how U.S. policies on the legalization of certain drugs and criminal justice reforms can decrease illegal immigration and improve the lives of people seeking to migrate north. Introduction As large numbers of Central American and Mexican migrants continue to cross the United States’ southern border, many
The ineffectiveness of the United States’ original 20th century Immigration and Nationality Acts and work programs for Mexican migrants, contributed to the gradual rise in Mexican immigration trends from the 1940s-1990s. And the United States’ reforms of its previous immigration policies and its increase in border enforcement during the Bush and Obama Administration, effectively led the nation into the decline the Mexican immigration trend into the 21st century. Although it is in the US’s best interest to minimize the influx of immigration patterns into its country, it must also take into account its ability to protect its temporary Mexican residents. If the US is going to continue increasing its control and militarization of the border, it should also provide alternatives for Mexicans seeking an escape from the emerging drug war. For the future, US immigration reforms should be reformed along with the changes in the socioeconomic conditions of the US but those of Mexico as
However, some people that come here come just to make their drug cartels economy good because they come here to sell they’re products. The “drug war” in northern Mexico is one gigantic bloodbath. The Mexican government says that as many as 28,000 people have been slaughtered by the drug cartels since 2007. A very significant percentage of those deaths have happened in areas right along the U.S. border.
While a majority of migrants coming across the nation’s borders in pursuit of job opportunities and building a new life for themselves; there are also migrants such as drug smugglers and terrorists posing an immense threat to safety of beings within the country legally. Resulting from hazardous migrants there is a resounding cry for an increase in border patrol agents, harsher immigration policies and an increase in overall border