Drug Cartels : Mexico And The Brutal War Of Drug Trafficking

1299 Words Dec 9th, 2015 6 Pages
Leilany Emilio
Mr.Odden
Am/Lit
December 18th, 2015 Drug Cartels
Mexico is known for many things ranging from there beautiful coastlines to there ancient ruins and museums to the brutal war of drug trafficking. The drug war in Mexico is one of the biggest events in narcotics history. Drug trafficking was best known in Michoacan, Guanajuato and Guerrero but it has recently spread across all of Mexico. Michoacan was the first place where it erupted due to an organization of cartels known as La Familia. Mexico was once a place that didn’t have as much violence or drugs but its economic crisis lead to the outbreak of violence, the rise of the world’s biggest cartel Joaquin Guzman Loera, and deals Guzman made with people in Mexico and the United States.
Homicides rates in Mexico have increased since at least 2006. The largest jump came in 2008 when organized crime-related homicides jumped from 2,826 to 6,837 killings and in 2010, two years later, it jumped another 59%. Mexico’s violence came from more of the drug trafficking industry. Traffickers (Drug lords) would fight for more areas to produce and sell their drugs so they could get more production. The main reason traffickers disliked sharing territories is because there would be more than one trafficker selling products in an area so one trafficker would either make more than the other or lose more. The government also made the violence worse because government would send Police enforcement into areas with strong…
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