Texas wasn't precisely a remote place in 1964 at the time when Head of state John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, nor was it the political or an economic inspiration we know today. Over the past 40 years, three of the most prominent presidents have originated from Texas. In other words, Texas politicians have occupied the top positions in the national political arena for the past few decades. Throughout the 20th century, it has engaged in an enormous role in the united states politics, where several Texans have served in the top leadership positions such as the speaker of the House. Today, it enjoys the kind of influence employed by states such as Virginia after the union establishment, Ohio in the 19th century and California in the
Texas’s break with Mexico was in large part a constitutional crisis that culminated in separation. Political conventions were held because the Texas citizens weren’t happy
Police corruption continues to exist in Mexico and largely influenced by the Mexican Cartels. (Lopez-M.G.A, 2000, P.79) contends that the militarization of Mexico City’s police force is confirmation of ‘changing and uneasy relationship between civilians and the military.’ It is apparent that anyplace the Mexican drugs cartels enclose the largest impact; they would in all likelihood own the local law enforcements, in fact, over a timeframe ‘police forces had become woven into the cartels’ (Ainslie.C.R, 2013, P.35). The president of Mexico Fox noted that police officers earn a salary of ‘$600 a month’s but are offered bribes in the thousands’, furthermore, he states that ‘1,100 police officers’ were fired from their jobs for corruption. (Congress,
The United States is the world’s number one consumer of narcotics and thus 90% of cocaine seized in the U.S. comes from Mexico due to the close geographical boundaries it is easy to smuggle illegal drugs into the U.S. from Mexico. The U.S.’s demand for narcotics and other drugs creates an 18-39 billion dollar market each year, all coming solely from drug sales. Drug violence is a direct result of protecting each business 's product. Cartels like the Zetas use violence to create a “brand” for their franchise. The violent cartels create a sense of fear so no one gets in their way and so others will comply with their wishes and demands.
The state of Texas is well known for its fast grown as a southern state, due to the idea of better opportunities of employment and for having a cheap lifestyle such as housing and food. But not everything is so good, the transportation in Texas is not very efficient. Even when the state has more than 501 highways, they seem to not be on the best conditions. The infrastructures' bad shapes not only affects the state, in general, but it also affects the residents.
Up until the 1830’s, what is known as the Republic of Texas has belonged to Mexico. Texas joined the Union in 1845. Of course, this has made Mexico angry and problems have increased along the
As we have learned in class, Texas is a unique place made up of many borders creating a fascinating and complex history unlike any other state
As the war against the drug trading organizations continues, there seem to be two reasonable options. In the first, the major cartels are targeted. The Sinaloa and Gulf cartels will lose their clasp on the borders and be consumed by smaller scale operations. This will leave the Mexican government with a bigger number of cartels, but each will have smaller areas of influence and fewer people on the ground. Whether that type of situation is easier to deal with than the one currently facing the Mexican government is up to debate. In the second outcome, the opposite chain of events occurs. The central government targets smaller, weaker groups, disbanding them. This would allow for the big
When a person thinks of the United States, the first thing they think of is guns. The American population has an unbridled affection with carrying and owning the weapon. Recently, the Texas Legislature passed a bill commonly known as the S.B. No.11, on June, 2015. The bill allows for the carrying of a concealed handgun on all public college campuses; the carriers have to be licensed within the State of Texas. To qualify for a Concealed Handgun License (CHL), a person would have to be at least 21 years of age, have not been convicted of a felony, and have to be a resident of the state (Texas Dept. of Safety pg. 5-7). After obtaining a CHL, the person may carry a concealed firearm on public college campuses. To be considered concealed, the weapon
This was a very interesting article about how the Drug Cartel in Mexico is on the verge of turning one of the United States bordering countries into a "failed state." But from what I read that should have been expected when the cartel and the government were working together in the early years before President Felipe Calderon declared war on the cartels in 2006. The relationship between the two before allowed cartels to knock off their competition in a quiet discreet manner. Now Mexico is in a full out war with the cartel, even going as far as activating 45,000 troops to aid in the
At its core, drug corruption takes place between drug cartels and politicians that already hold positions politically. From smaller scale police officers, to higher-ups in Mexico’s political system, drug cartels have an impressive influence. Considering the huge income that drug cartels bring in daily, they have the money, resources, and connections to control even the highest members of the government. Ranging from small bribes to
In many cases getting involved with cartels seems to be easier and more profitable making it the easier way out, discusses Stephen D. Morris a professor at Middle Tennessee State University, “Doing business [in Mexico] entails bribing and intimidating public officials and law enforcement and judicial agents [...] organized crime cannot survive without corruption.” (Morris2). The involvement of the authorities with cartel activities only put the civilian lives at risk, and renders the Mexican people defenceless even to the police. As a result to this corruption the cartels in the regions are able to roam freely as well as get away with crimes as they are making under the table deals with the local authorities says Hernandez, “Despite serious efforts to purge corruption from their ranks, reports of Mexican law enforcement engaged in
We can see this in various components of the conflict. Generally speaking, the cartels act in a pitiless way, which prompts to government to act swiftly. In 2014, for instance, Mexican authorities discovered a clandestine mass grave holding at least thirty corpses. Believing the Los Zetas cartel is responsible, the government immediately targets, investigates, and attacks the cartel members thought to be responsible. Every action and reaction taken by each party is perceived as a threat to the other. From this model, the dismal conclusion of a never-ending conflict is reached. The vicious cycle will continue, and heavy tactics will be further
Mexico is very population with gangs and drug cartel and Ecuador known for the production of drugs and drug trafficking alike. War between the states are highly unlikely but this doesn't mean there is feud within the populations. With drug lords in both country the race to get drugs out of each country and into countries with high demand is a race and a dangerous one at that. This is where police and corruption go hand in hand. In the recent past Mexico has seen a high percentage of police corruption and trying to crack down on that is hard. Especially if members or the executive branch ranking higher are also corrupt. The corruption occurs when the police is paid off by drug lords to help get drugs from town to town and even across borders into the United States. According to Business Insider“The issue of police working directly with local drug cartels is not new in Mexico, but the pressure to do more about it rose after municipal agents in the city of Iguala, Guerrero, attacked and then abducted 43 students in September
The cartels get more powerful each day. They threat, bribe and kill anyone that crosses their path. Nothing is impossible for them. Authorities