Drug Wars in Mexico

1303 Words Oct 24th, 2009 6 Pages
Drug Wars in Mexico While there are drug wars happening in many places of Mexico, the U.S. is trying to help the cause and stop the war. Money is not going to be enough to stop the drug wars though, America has to stop this problem at the root, which is the demand for these drugs. Many innocent citizens of Mexico are killed and constantly being threatened. Violence suffocates the streets putting visitors at risk of their lives as well. Many believe that a lot of this has to do with the corrupt police force and hope that this could reform before this situation worsens. The territorial gang wars are another way that innocent citizens of Mexico are being threatenedeveryday. Some atrocities that have taken place involvesuspects that were …show more content…
At least 5,000 new recruits are being sent to northern Mexico to help destroy drug crops and learn first-hand http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1839576,00.html ut the country 's ongoing drug war The suspects were alleged to have been members of the ultra-violent drug gang the Zetas, indicating the atrocities may have been the latest act of terror in the relentless turf war over Mexico 's billion-dollar smuggling routes Heads have been stuck on crosses, shoved into iceboxes and left in car trunks along with snakes total of almost 200 beheadings in 2008 Luis Astorga, author of several books on the cartels. "But neither side is winning, and the violence just spirals without end as the gangs keep raising their bets and killing in more spectacular ways Whatever its roots, there appears no end in sight to the current wave of decapitations. Astorga fears that even worse atrocities lie ahead. "Who knows what perverse methods these assassins might use to get one up over their rivals," he says. "Many are military killers but without the army command to hold them back. Their only limits are what they can imagine or what they can find in the most violent Hollywood movies." "The following is critical under-reported urgent news. Zetas are mutinous Mexican army troops who graduated from School of the Americas. Hired by the cartels, they are directly responsible for an astounding rise in brutal, grisly killings, including many of the murders
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