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Mexican Drug Cartel

MUN Hannah and HaeSoo

Hannah Servetter

on 17 May 2013

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Turning Point by Hannah & HaeSoo Mexican Drug Cartels What are drug cartels? Criminal groups with the purpose of promoting and controlling drug sales.
These groups are organized by the agreement to poduce and distribute the cocaine
The basic structure of drug cartels in Mexico
1) Falcons (Halcones):
Considered the "eyes and ears" of the streets, the 'falcons' are the lowest rank in any drug cartel.
They are responsible for supervising and reporting the activities of the military and their rival groups.
2) Hitmen (Sicarios):
The armed group within the drug cartel
responsible for carrying out assassinations, kidnappings, thefts, extortions, operating protection rackets, and defending their 'plaza' from rival groups and the military.
3) Lieutenants (Lugartenientes):
The second highest position in the drug cartel organization
responsible for supervising the hitmen and falcons within their own territory
allowed to carry out low-profile executions without permission from their bosses.
4) Drug lords (Capos):
The highest position in any drug cartel
responsible for supervising the entire drug industry, appointing territorial leaders, making alliances, and planning high-profile executions. What's the problem? anyone who tries to make change, are fatally punished by the cartels.
Corrupt government:
More than 90% of crimes are uninvestigated by the government.
Mexico declared war on the drug cartels, and the violence has increased killing over 60,000 people. Not only o the governments fight with the cartels, the cartels fight each other for territory, and where they are allowed to sell their drugs.
In addition to deaths, many people have been displaced, meaning that they son't have places to live.
Although this is happening in Mexico, US is also responsible, because they consume a lot of the narcotics that are produced in Mexico.
The reason that Mexican drugs are so popular in America, is that the people want inexpensive drugs, without tax, and the drug dealers can only do that if they get it from the Mexican drug cartels. What are we doing now? Causes and Solutions The main reason that drug cartels can't be stopped is because they make so much money from selling drugs, so they have rescources, such as guns, to fight wars. Time is running out!
We have to choose:
-Do we let this continue?
-Do we try to stop this? Bibliography http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_cartel
http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2012/0604/5-solutions-for-Mexico-s-drug-violence-and-security-challenges/Eliminate-the-root-cause-of-criminality US's "War on Drugs" is a failure
according to truthout, nothing has changed since America has declared war on drug cartels. In an interview with Paul Jay, Jay states that US's declaration was for show. Since then, the heroin prices have decreased, the potency of marijuana has increased, and the quality of cocaine has improved.
Us is trying, and so they stopped drug shipments from Colombia to Miami. This has only encouraged traffickers to smuggle drugs through Mexico. If they stop it in Mexico, it will move to the carribean. As Jay says, it is just a game of "Whack-a-mole"
"Long- term solutions cannot be successful if confined to single countries or bilateral agreements."
this means if the US makes an agreement with a single country like Mexico, it will not be sucessful. 3. Mexico's confrontation with or tolerance of drug trade organizations; 1. Lack of political, economic, and military power 4. Border control operations and their effect on sovereignty issues 4. Joint border partnership with US and Canada 1. Eliminate the root cause of criminality 2. Reform the judicial process 3. Professionalize our police forces a. poverty and inequality
i. universal social security, more education
ii. the youth should aspire to find a good-paying, moral job a. impunity
b. corruption by expediting judicial process
i. less respect for the legal system
d. need more professional investigate service 2. Corrupt government Resolution; Topic: How to stop Mexican Drug Cartels (1.) Accepts the fact that governments have declared war on Mexican drug cartels;
(2.) Further recommends action to be taken to stop the violence in many cities in Mexico;
(3.) Further aware that many of the national police officers in Mexico have thriving careers in the drug distribution industry
(4.) Further requests aid from the UN in order to stop the violence of the drug cartels in the future;
(5.) Fully aware that 90% of crimes are uninvestigated by the Mexican government. Preamble: Operative Clauses: (1.) Encourages the Mexican government to elimnate the root cause of criminality and drug abuse by ways such as but not limited to:
a.) reducing poverty and inequality by ways such as but not limited to:
i.) providing universal social security,
ii.) improving the education system, especially regaurding drug use and the long-term effects of drug use, (2.) Recommends the reformation of the judicial process in ways such as but not limited to:
a.) setting stricter laws to prevent the sense of impunity,
b.) the UN investing money to make a police academy to properly train police officers. (3.) Encourages Mexican government to start a cash-for-guns incentive program, alongside a incentive program that would reward officers who report bribes. (4.) Calls upon Canada, United States of America, and Mexico to hold tri-lateral meetings regarding the opening of borders to military defenses. (5.) Demands that Mexican governments pay their condolenses publically along with small sums of money to the families of murder victims.
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