In 2010 alone, 25,000 lives have been claimed and the number is still growing steadily (Beaubien). Over the course of the year 2008, more Mexicans perished in the Mexican war on drug cartels than Americans that have died in Iraq since 2003 (Corchado). Bloody scenes such as the 55 bodies pulled out of an abandoned silver mine turned cartel body dumping in Taxco, Mexico, have become all too real for the Mexican people (Corchado). It is estimated that currently in Mexico some 600,000 people are involved in organized crime, whether they be foot soldiers, hit men, marijuana farmers, smugglers, money launders, or kingpins (Corchado). When the Mexican Military decides to get involved in matters of trying to suppress cartel violence, things often get worse: much worse.
Mexican cartels don’t just hurt Mexico. They hurt the United States, Canada, Europe, and Africa. We need to help Mexico stop the cartels. When the cartels bring drugs to our country, more and more people become addicted. Cartels are the suppliers of drugs to gangs in and out of prison.
Drug Trafficking in the United States Jason Reed ENG122 English Composition Instructor McKenna September 23, 2012 Drug Trafficking in the United States Over forty years ago, the world declared the war on drugs. Today, after decades of failing to control drug consumption, the drug problem has emerged and allowed violent drug traffickers to expand their networks and corrupt even more Mexican and American government officials. The use of violence by traffickers against authorities and witnesses represents a major challenge to the neighboring countries as the ultimate guarantor of law and order within their borders. This in turn, has allowed drug cartels to move illegal narcotics freely throughout Mexico in an attempt to smuggle them
Name CJA 394 Global Crimes Analysis Date Global Crimes Analysis The safety of the people in the world is an issue called global crime. Trading weapons, human and drug trafficking, and groups of prostitutes are all things that may be involved in international, or global, crime. There are some nations that do not follow rules or guidelines and that are sold nuclear weapons by other smaller, less powerful nations. One of the issues that has been taken way out of control is human trafficking. According to International Trafficking (2010), victims of human trafficking are traded inside of their own country's border as well as inside of the border of another country.
In 2006, a Report for Congress was written concerning International Drug Trade and U.S. Foreign Policy. In this report it talks about what the problem is and what is needed to be done to help fight the war on drugs. In this report the policy covers support programs to fight the war on drugs. “A long-standing U.S. policy regarding international drug control is to reduce cultivation and production of illicit narcotics through eradication.”(Perl, 2006) With this process the United States provides countries with the supplies they need to destroy drug crops. The interdiction and law enforcement strategy is to help other governments seize illegal narcotics before they reach America.
This has been a corrupt system for as long as people can remember so who can they trust? “The system of a working relationship between Mexican authority’s and drug lords prevailed between 1940’s and 1990’s.” In 1997, the president was exposed as a top leader in the Juarez cartel. (Francisco Gonzales, John Hopkins University press 2008) To try and make a difference, when Enrique Pena Nieto took presidency in Dec. 2012, he pledged to “add a new 10,000 member security force to concentrate on the drug war, separate from the federal police.” (La Times 12/17/12) The United States helped in the war by working with the Mexican government, by giving a 1.4 billion dollar initiative for technology and training. (Francisco Gonzales) They added security to rural areas, and cameras with ground sensors to main crossing points of the Rio Grande. This helps the Border patrol to find immigrants trying to sneak over in the middle of the night.
DHS merged 22 federal agencies and dissolved INS, which had been part of the Department of Justice since 1941. The terrorist attacks of 2001 became a catalyst for passage of far-reaching laws with implications not only for suspected terrorists, but also for foreign-born individuals already in the United States and all noncitizens seeking to enter the country. The most well-known among these has been the USA Patriot Act, which then President George W. Bush signed in October 2001” (Retrieved from http://www.migrationinformation.org, 2011). The act expanded the law enforcement powers of the federal government to uphold illegal immigration
The director thought of the activist leader as a threat to America’s security. His character was criticized, increasing the doubt and self worth upon King around the time he was to receive the Nobel Peace Prize (Branch 104). His personal activities were targeted by the FBI, including his use of liquor and involvement with women. Such things were utilized to discredit the leader. The FBI found that the subject of communist influence was extremely significant in racial matters.
GLOBAL INJUSTICE: TERRORISM Terrorism is the use of violence and or intimidation by a person or a group of people to achieve a political goal. That is one of the many unofficial definitions of terrorism some other definitions now include acts of unlawful violence and war. Studies have found that there are over one hundred different definitions of terrorism but people today use the term terrorist to describe islamism or jihadism and ignoring the non-islamic organizations or individuals. Terrorism has been used by many political organizations, nationalistic groups, religious groups, revolutionaries, and ruling governments. one consistent characteristic is the use of violence on non-combatants to gain publicity for a group,cause, or individual.