Drug cartel war has left a strong impact this war were an estimated 6,500 mexican military officers and four of the main mexican cartels in mexico, the beltran leyva cartel, the gulf cartel. How the cartels were born by what's known as the mexican drug war was fueled by american free-market policies a mexican soldier walks in a poppy field in el durazno, guerrero state, mexico, june 16, 2011 the recession volcker engineered in the us had an even more devastating impact on mexico, as the interest rate on rolling over. A major political shift that took place in mexico in 2000, namely the election of a new president, had an equally considerable impact on the operations of the drug cartels since 1929, the institutional revolutionary party had been in power, a political party with close ties to the drug organizations. Although in the aggregate drug traffic has had a negative economic impact, drug flows may be beneficial for local, less diversified economies such as mexican rural communities dedicated to poppy and marijuana production.
The us department of justice has reported that mexican drug cartels have gang members in nearly 200 us cities from los angeles to baltimore and represent the “largest threat to both citizens. The importance of us-mexico border security rep paul cook: i firmly believe the us-mexico relationship is unique in its importance and impact to the american people. The mexican drug war has been punctuated by police success in arresting high-profile narcotics traffickers last february, the arrest of elusive figure joaquin el chapo (shorty), head of the powerful sinaloa cartel, made international headlines and heightened the morale of both mexican and us.
Mexico’s efforts to reduce the alarming levels of violence are having a significant impact on the country’s economy in 2013, the cost of fighting the powerful drug cartels rose to almost $172. President trump talks ominously of drug cartels, terrorists and gangs taking advantage of a porous border father mosher explains the impact of the north american free trade agreement. The cartel effects how we patrol the border, our economy and the flow of drugs into the united states the cartel is one of the biggest drug manufactures in the world the flow of drugs from mexico to the united states is the biggest incomes for the cartel.
The growing power of cartels, mexico has emerged as “a major drug producing and transit country” (cook 2007, 2) furthermore, over the last decade, mexican cartels “are branching. The impact of mexico’s drug cartel violence is still felt today newer cartels have emerged in recent years, and some have formed after breaking with old alliances. Overland routes bring the drugs into mexico and then to the united states notes for more information on drug cartels, see stratfor's coverage of the mexican drug war. The journalist ioan grillo goes inside the hyper-violent drug cartels of latin america in an except from his new book gangster warlords.
While in the past, colombia was considered the epicenter of drug trafficking, in the 1990s mexico took on an ever-growing role, caused by the fall of the major colombian cartels (the medellin and. Mexican academic edgardo buscaglia estimates that there are some 200 counties in mexico, roughly 8 percent of the total, where drug gangs wield more influence than the authorities. While mexican cartels are hesitant to give up on the cash crop, there has been a shift to pushing other drugs across the border the cartels are applying the antics of the marijuana drug trade, to other drugs, such as methamphetamine and cocaine. In the wake of my summer research about mexican drug cartels, i find myself even more infuriated with the government than the criminal organizations that orchestrate this horrendous violence the mexican drug war emerged from deeply entrenched societal ills in mexico, including wealth disparity, lack of education, and shoddy public safety.
Why mexico’s drug cartels love america’s gun laws the number of american-made rifles seized by mexican authorities has fallen by more than half since the rule was implemented in 2011. The mexican cartels requires a government-led and very public dialogue and recalibration of our views and policies regarding us illegal drug consumption adopting a stronger us policy of breaking the mexican cartels would require a. It should come as little surprise that the five most famous drug cartels are centered in mexico after all, miguel angel felix gallardo, known as “the godfather” for controlling all drug trafficking in mexico as well as that along the country’s border with the united states, started it all with the guadalajara cartel in the 1980s.