The Zetas vs. Sinaloa Cartel

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Unit 11


EN 1420
Composition II

Dr. Cline

Blas P. Valdez
May 29, 2013

Unit 11: Project
Final Draft The War between the two major drug cartels in Mexico, Los Zetas and the Sinaloa Drug Cartel, has exploded to new extremes and is now affecting multiple countries. There are multiple cartels in Mexico who control certain sections of the country, but all have aligned with one or the other of the two Goliaths. This war started over the drug routes stemming from southern Mexico to the United States of America. The Sinaloa Cartel has controlled these routes for many decades; however, with the up-rise of Los Zetas, the competition for the drug trafficking market has roared into a brutal war between the two. Now as the
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It was attempted and the same trained Mexican military troops are now the rebel militant group known as Los Zetas, and are currently in war with both the Sinaloa Cartel and the Mexican government. United States of America has no reason to get involved in a war that does not concern this country. The bottom line is that the Mexican Drug Cartel war doesn’t concern the U.S. because it is not this country’s problem. The United States of America is the main consumer of the drugs being trafficked by these to two Cartels, which makes it “OUR” problem, and yet no real action has been taken to stop these events. [Obama obsess about Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, and virtually every development in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, we have a significant security problem brewing much closer to home. Yet that issue did not merit even a single sentence in a presidential debate supposedly devoted to foreign policy.](Carpenter, T.G., 2012) On the contrary the U.S. ATF department is now under investigation for guns that were in its control being allowed to cross over into Mexico. The “Fast and Furious” Scandal, as it has been referred to, has caused multiple crimes on both sides of the border. The guns were used in crimes ranging from theft to Murder. [ATF operation to encourage the volume sales of U.S.-based guns and then try to "follow" them back to the cartels was

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