It will first profile the zetas, then examine the nature of their cooperation with ms- 13 los zetas the zetas started out as an enforcer network for the gulf cartel composed of 31 mercenaries trained by the mexican special forces (grupos aeromoviles de fuerzas especiales—gafes), the zetas brought advanced tactics. When felipe calderon launched the mexican drug war, we had a mock saying “ so drugs don't reach our kids, we're gonna kill them all” now, consider this: carl sagan and steve jobs were drug users what would happen to the world if they were shot in the street like dogs instead of letting them develop their talents. While president peña nieto celebrates the aztec tiger, mexico's cartels reach deeper into the legal economy salinas promised that nafta would lift mexicans out of poverty by creating new manufacturing jobs and famously argued that the agreement would create a mexico that exported goods rather. History, politics and a fractured cartel landscape will restrict any attempt by mexico's next president to pursue a new approach to end drug violence if they are elected they will reverse [president felipe] calderon's policy of going after the cartels with a heavy hand and will instead try to reach some sort of. San diego — the us and mexican governments are sparring over immigration and trade, but the two countries are joining forces on the high seas like never before to go after drug smugglers the united states, mexico and colombia will target drug smugglers off south america's pacific coast in an. Publicly, calderón's main justification for waging war on drug traffickers was a supposed increase in consumption among mexico's youth he coined a simple slogan – “para que la droga no lleguen a tus hijos” (“keep the drugs out of your children's reach”) – and recruited masked lucha libre wrestlers to. Indeed, on april 27, washington post reporter dana priest published a detailed article outlining how us authorities were fearful that the mexican government was restructuring its security relationship with the us government so that it could more easily reach an unofficial truce with cartel leaders yet four days later,.
Purported leader of the mexican criminal syndicate commonly known as the sinaloa cartel the us drug reaching the high point of nearly 23,000 murders in 2011, mexico's most violent year the 115th policymakers have expressed concern that the violence in mexico could “spill over” into us. Drug cartel sicarios (assassins), the military, and police have committed atrocities and violated human rights countless times he argued that mexico could control the drug trade in three ways: create a government-regulated system of drug distribution, implement a public health campaign to educate people honestly about. The federal law enforcement has been reorganized at least five times since 1982 in various attempts to control corruption and reduce cartel violence during that same time period there have been at least four elite special forces created as new corruption-free soldiers who could do battle with mexico's endemic bribery.
Almost immediately, he was sent to the united states to face charges, and more importantly, to put him outside of the reach of his sinaloa cartel the mexican drug war will go down as one of the deadliest conflicts in 2017, likely trailing only the syrian civil war and the battle against the islamic state. In february 2013, the new york times' thomas friedman made a curious prediction: that mexico would beat out india and china as the more dominant economic power in the 21st century descending briefly upon the city of monterrey, mexico's industrial/innovation centre, friedman determined that,.
The conclusion of pena nieto's presidency is now fast approaching, with elections scheduled for july, and he is close to reaching his goal after the arrest of los zetas leader jose maria guizar valencia in mexico city this past weekend, just 14 cartel leaders are left from the original list an 89 percent. Powerful drug cartels are battling for influence and have been targeting politicians they think might get in their way according local police forces can even be forced into working for and protecting the cartels the tentacles of the cartels reach deep into mexican society, and government is not immune. As the fence was being built the drug war in mexico escalated, reaching a peak of over 25,000 homicides in 2011 as drug cartels fought to control territory one of the goals of the secure fence act was to reduce drug smuggling into the us ( bush, 2006) if successful, this would change the value of territory.
In august of 2016, aarón valencia and his family fled to the united states amid the violence of mexico's drug war states may not immediately reach the mexican people, they could serve as motivation to redouble efforts to bring about positive drug reform that leads to peace and stability in our country.
In 2010, the los zetas cartel – founded by a group of special forces deserters – massacred 72 migrants who were kidnapped while trying to reach the us mexico's decade-long war on drugs would never have been possible without the huge injection of american cash and military cooperation under the. Success in mexico's fight against drugs can't be measured like a game of baseball, in which you simply add up the score at the end of nine innings it's a war with many fronts, and it requires a much different perspective drug trafficking is only one element of the larger problem: the reach of organized crime into every facet of.
Tucson is hardly alone in feeling the impact of mexico's drug cartels and their trade in the past few years, the cartels and other drug trafficking organizations have extended their reach across the united states and into canada law enforcement authorities say they believe traffickers distributing the cartels'. Alberto diaz-cayeros, the director of the us/mexico center at ucsd, talks with cbs news' bill whitaker about whether corruption is so rampant mexico that the. Violent drug cartels are expected to expand their reach in canada now that a visa requirement for mexicans has been lifted, according to government documents obtained by postmedia news the canada border services agency report says “the visa lift will make travel to canada easier in order to. Following a recent high-powered drug war summit in mexico city, vanda felbab- brown assesses president calderon's new, multi-faceted strategy to combat mexico's powerful drug cartels felbab-brown facing an outraged public, the mexican government can no longer dismiss the violence as bad guys killing bad guys.