Mexican Drug Cartels

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Mexican Drug Syndicates
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Abstract
All over the southwest U.S there have been drug cartels which smuggle drugs and weapons from country to country illegally. More recently within the past few years Mexican and U.S. authorities have uncovered multiple tunnels from Mexico to the U.S. which link the two together. The tunnels are used to transport and smuggle these items from Mexico into the U.S. where cartel leaders and generals distribute them to their gangs throughout the country. Also contributing to the issue along our over 2,000 mile long border with Mexico between the United States and Mexico there are well over 7,000 gun dealers on the U.S. side. As we see the drugs moving north, most of the guns are heading south. The most serious issues in my opinion with the cartels are that innocent people are being killed every day due to the violence and greed of money.

Mexican Drug Syndicate’s
There are currenlty so many problems that currenlty affect Central American nation and Mexico in particullar. The mot significant and sever issues is drug trafficting and production. These problems have always been around but have most recently reached a head within the last 10 years. There are many factors that contribute to these problems. Throughtout the world there is a stigma that these are…...

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