A cartel is defined as, “a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service; ‘they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly’”…
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With the infiltration of the drug cartel into the United States there comes some serious issues. There are several different cartels in Mexico and these organizations will often get into violent battles over drug trafficking routes, leading to violence within the United States border states, (http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2011/04/mexican-cartels-migrate-to-usa.html).
Obviously, the drug cartel brings more drugs into the border states and cities. More illegal drugs in any area is never a good thing. Drugs become more accessible to people, leading to a variety of issues.
Lastly, there are economic concerns that arise in these border states due to the presence of the drug cartel. The interesting part is that these economic concerns are not all negative. There can be positive impacts related to the influx of money into the cities and border states.
There are two ways in which drug cartel members participate in the economic climate of the city in which they live. Some members of drug cartels operate their own business, disguised as a legal company, but actually serving as a front for their drug business. These businesses can launder drug money and be a store front of sorts for the distribution of illegal drugs. These businesses are also a way to purchase necessary supplies legally, (Freedman, 2011).
An example of this happened in San Antonio, Texas. There was a real estate developer named Marin “Gordo” Herrera. Even in the recent difficult economic times, Herrera was able to develop two successful real estate development companies and manage to avoid the foreclosure crisis. During this time, he was able to earn more than $4 million in profits. This money and the purchase of 77 properties contributed positively to the San Antonio economy, (Freedman, 2011).
However, Marin “Gordo” Herrera was actually a primary member of a Mexican drug
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The Juarez cartel is present in 21 states in the country and has its major bases in; Culiacan, Sinaloa, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, the cities of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, and Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico City; Guadalajara, Jalisco, Cuernavaca, Morelos and Cancun, and Quintana Roo. The Sinaloa cartel is also widely spread in 17 states with its significant centers being Mexico City, Tepic, Nayarit; Toluca and Cuautitlan, Mexico State and different parts of the state of Sinaloa. The Gulf cartel on the other hand has its presence in 13 states with its major operations being conducted in the following cities; Nuevo Laredo, Miguel Aleman, Reynosa, and Matamoros in the northern state of Tamaulipas.
It is steadily accomplishing its goals of deterring illicit drugs from entering United States 3. The war on drugs is creating intense pressures on the drug-related organizations as these come clashing into each other 4. Compared to 30 years ago, there has been a 46% decrease in cocaine use among young adults in the past five years.
How would you make information technology and infrastructure more secure? How would you ensure that your measures will control crime and also protected the liberties of citizens? You must include statistics; data; and at least one report from the DHS website to support the points you make.
In the context of stop and search investigations, it occurs when “the police use race or ethnicity as a factor in determining whether to stop someone.” (Worall, 2011). The foundations of criminal profiling Despite the United States being known as the country where racial discrimination is abhorred and any form of hate crime is penalized, racial profiling remains to be a prevalent practice by agents of the state.
Moreover, several law and order problems related take place in to this region. Therefore, it would be wise to close the border between the United Stated and Mexico. This would not only help prevent illegal immigration and drug trafficking into the United States, but