War, Hate, And Terror

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War, Hate, and Terror “Many students regret choosing their Sophomore Research Project topic out of pure academic curiosity; more students find this project more enjoyable if the topic that they choose is personal.” I looked up from my computer screen to my teacher. Demographics and facts about North Korea lit up my computer screen, which I had no personal connection to at all. I had chosen this topic because I had always been curious about life in North Korea. But my teacher stood before us, recommending that we make the topic personal. My mind immediately went to my family in Mexico. I didn’t know about their lifestyle either. I racked my brains for what threats the citizens of Mexico face everyday. The obvious option surfaced in my…show more content…
By 1975, four tons of cocaine had entered the US, and by 1980, 100 tons had entered (Gootenberg 8). Drug coverage in the Media became prominent around the late 1970s and early 1980s, caused by anti-war rallies against the Vietnam carried out by a specific group of people commonly referred to as “hippies” (Gootenberg 8). Hippies are notoriously known for their recreational uses of drugs, especially Marijuana. Around 1995, the Columbian cartels fell due to the assassination of an important figurehead of one of the major cartels (Gootenberg 8). Around this time, Mexican cartels rose to power. According to here are seven major Mexican Cartels: the Sinaloa Cartel, the Gulf Cartel, the Beltran Levya Cartel, the Juarez cartel, the Knights Templar, Los Zetas, and the Tijuana cartel. Out of all of the cartels, the most significant is the Sinaloa cartel. El Chapo is the leader of the Sinaloa cartel. He was captured in the early 2000s, however he escaped due to police corruption. His trial has been very public, bringing attention to the terror that is caused by the Cartels. The seven major cartels have long and bloody histories with each other. The Tijuana cartel, also known as Arellan Felix, controlled the Tijuana state border for many years (Bender para. 30-33). However, due to many internal murders and assassinations by the Sinaloa Cartel, the Tijuana no longer exists as a major cartel (Bender para. 30-33). Next is Los Zetas. Los
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