Mexican Drug Wars Term Paper by Nicky

Mexican Drug Wars
A look at the drug wars in Mexico and their impact on the US.
# 146603 | 1,233 words | 4 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper examines the current drug trafficking crisis of the US - Mexican border, with an emphasis on the role of Mexican drug cartels. First, the paper gives some background about the growth of the drug business in Mexico. Then, it discusses the power of drug lords and barons in Mexico, showing the threat they pose to citizens. Next, the paper describes how the Mexican government is trying to eliminate the drug cartels and the steps that it has taken. It also shows how the drug cartels are fighting back, including its use of firearms imported from the US. The paper concludes by showing the stalemate on the part of both the US and Mexican government to take steps to eradicate the drug wars at this point.

From the Paper:

"Efforts are being made by the Mexican government to eradicate the Mexican drug business which has reached alarming proportions. Authorities have indentified the three major drug cartels operating in Mexico. Gulf, Sinaloa and Juarez are words that almost any Mexican is acquainted with. They are the three drug organizations which provoke most of the chaos in Mexico as they have members spread all across the country. Mexico is home to much more drug cartels which are as dangerous as the other bigger organizations. Another notable drug cartel that has its members laid out in Mexico's most important areas is the Tijuana cartel."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cook, W. Colleen. (2007) "Mexico's Drug Cartels". Retrieved March 12, 2009, from Federation of American Scientists Web site:
  • Pedraza, Rick. (2009). "Mexico's President: We Need U.S. Help in Drug Wars".Retrieved March 12, 2009, from Newsmax Web site:
  • Reding, Andrew. "Narco-Politics in Mexico". The Nation, Vol. 261, July 10, 1995.
  • Trevino, Maria. (2009). "U.S. border states must enact tougher gun laws to combat drug cartel violence". Retrieved March 12, 2009, from Latina Lista Web site:

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