Mexican Cartel Essay

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Mexican Cartel Drug War Mexico has a long history of cartels the deaths, drugs and weapon trafficking is in all time high increasing year by year. “Mexico's gangs have flourished since the late 19th century, mostly in the north due to their proximity to towns along the U.S.-Mexico border. But it was the American appetite for cocaine in the 1970s that gave Mexican drug cartels immense power to manufacture and transport drugs across the border. Early Mexican gangs were primarily situated in border towns where prostitution, drug use, bootlegging and extortion flourished” (Wagner). They keep themselves armed and ready with gun supplies shipped from the U.S, taking control of the drug trades. The violence is spilling so out of control that…show more content…
Many of these cartels that are causing the killing are confusing them with other cartel members of a different region that are willing to get their hands on the drugs first so they can come up on top. Many of them struggle to be in control and are willing to kill anybody that could be a threat to them. The Mexican cartels are so powerful mostly because they are being supplied with weapons from the U.S. “A recent weapon seizure in Nuevo Leon, just across the border from Texas, illustrates that drug traffickers may 11, after an armed confrontation, the Mexican army seized 124 assault rifles, 15 handguns three rockets, more than 5,000 rounds of ammunition and 1,375 ammo magazines.”(Ignatius 2). Most of these weapons come from the U.S. In Arizona the Mexican government held 31.946 handguns and 41,093 assault rifles of these weapons 80% percent came from the United States all this according to the Mexican ambassador starting December 2006 and the percent is getting larger (Ignatius1). The violence is spilling over the border and the innocent people are getting the worse of it with more murder incidents than ever before. In recent incident in Falcon Lake near the Mexican border 2 men were murdered one of them an American citizen and a Mexican detective. “The beheading of Mexican detective investigating the Sept. 30 shooting of American David Hartley on a border lake is forcing

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