Ijet's blog features a look ahead to the drug trafficking landscape in mexico for 2017 and how drug related crimes are anticipated to increase. The busy streets in the border state of coahuila, mexico are not what they used to be a few years ago once populated with orphan children, indigenous wo. Mexico: organized crime and drug trafficking organizations june s beittel analyst in latin american affairs april 25, 2017 congressional research service. In the midst of this seething mountain capital, mexico's security ministry houses a bizarre museum a collection of what the army seizes from drug traffickers. Drug trafficking mexico news find breaking news, commentary, and archival information about drug trafficking mexico from the latimes.
Mexico aggressively combats drug trafficking, and us-mexico cooperation in this area is robust the bilateral merida initiative is a major component of these efforts since 2008 approximately $12 billion in training, equipment. 3 combating organized crime and drug trafficking in mexico: what are mexican and us strategies are they working john bailey mexico confronts the greatest threat to its democratic governance from internal violence. How the mexican drug trade first began cars queuing to cross the border into mexico at tijuana circa 1930 chinese immigrants and their descendants had the vision and connections to kick-start mexico's first drug trafficking. United nations office on drugs and crime web site drug trafficking introduction cocaine is typically transported from colombia to mexico or central america by sea and then onwards by land to the united states and canada. 1 portland state university mcnair research journal 2013 mexico, drug trafficking organizations, realism, and human security by nicole mcgee faculty mentor.
Southwest border hidta the southwest border high intensity drug trafficking area is a partnership of five regions along the southwest border it includes new mexico, west texas, south texas, arizona, and the california alliance border group (cbag) which is the southern part of california. Fall 2016 - matthew unangst history 105 drug trafficking mexico into the united states mexican-made meth has replaced american homegrown meth causing more drug traffic over the. Criminal penalties in mexico penalties for possession, use or trafficking in illegal drugs in mexico are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines if you break local laws in mexico. For all the attention the second recapture of drug lord joaqu n el chapo guzm n loera has received, it would appear that the future of mexico's drug war depends on this one man it doesn't capturing the leader of mexico's largest drug trafficking organization was an important.
Analysis: in mexico, disclosing bribery can be met with threats or even assassination in the us, agencies are more transparent with investigations. Despite mexico's strengthening democracy and booming economy mexico's drug war council on foreign relations loading including the mexican government's offensive against drug-trafficking organizations. Here are the powerful mexican drug cartels that operate in the us jeremy crime, they clashed with the sinaloa cartel, mexico's dominant drug-trafficking more on profiting from crime in territories they hold than from international drug trafficking according to the dea. Drug trafficking and police corruption: a comparison of colombia and mexico - pablo escobar, los pepes, medellin, drug cartels, colombia's success and mexico's failure at reforming the police - kindle edition by us government, us military, department of defense (dod), department of homeland.
How the mexican drug trade thrives on free trade making money not just from drugs and other criminal activities like kidnapping and human trafficking but increasingly from control over industries like mining indeed, in 2008, the drug trade was mexico's fifth-largest employer. Mexico is currently undergoing one of the worst crises in its history in terms of violence and insecurity this crisis is directly related to the strengthening of organized crime in mexico associated with drug trafficking, the divisions within the leading drug trafficking cartels, and their.
Authorities believe that one of the alleged drug traffickers is a key player in the drug cartel that smuggles narcotics from mexico. More than 77,000 people are estimated to have died in the past seven years in drug-related violence in mexico who is behind the killings.