Mexican Drug War Outline

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(Transition: Now I am going to talk about United States involvement in the Mexican Drug War.) III. United states role in the Mexican Drug War A. The United States has played a pretty big role in the Mexican Drug War. Durng the first year of Calderon’s presidency the Mexican government had used around $7 billion dollars in the war against drugs. The Mexican government pointed out to the United States that illegal drug trafficking is a shared problem in need of a shared solution. They also pointed out that most of the financing for the cartels was coming from American drug consumers. 1. In late June 2008, the United States provided aid to Mexico and other Central American countries with the Merida initiative which is a three year international assistance plan. 2. The United States has also helped out by training Mexican soldiers and arming them. Conclusion Hopefully now you have a better understanding of what’s going on in Mexico now that I’ve told you about how the Mexican Drug War was started, the effects that the war has on Mexico, and about the U.S involvement in
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