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  • 1. As drug wars continue to rage in Mexico, thousands of armed state policeman and military are deployed Photo Credits: Suau, Anthony. Mexico’s Drug Wars: The Battle for Culiacan. Time.com. 28 Jul 2010. Web. 12 Nov. 2010 Music Credits: Avery, Wesley. The Masquerade. Youtube.com. 15 Aug. 2010. Web. 13 Nov. 2010.
  • 2. Mexican President Calderon has already deployed about 45,000 troops and 5,000 federal police to 18 states Photo Credits: Suau, Anthony. Mexico’s Drug Wars. Time.com. 9 Aug 2007. Web. 12 Nov. 2010. Statistics: “Mexico Under Siege.” Los Angeles Times. 8 Nov. 2010. Web. 12 Nov. 2010.
  • 3. Fortunately, increased Police enforcement has impeded some trafficking routes. Photo Credits: Suau, Anthony. Mexico’s Drug Wars: The Battle for Culiacan. Time.com. 28 Jul 2010. Web. 12 Nov. 2010
  • 4. But this has only prompted drug cartels to create more mayhem…
  • 5. Headlines such as this one, meaning “Beheaded”, are common in Mexican newspapers
  • 6. 28,228 The estimated number of people who have died in drug-related violence in Mexico since 2007 “Mexico Under Siege.” Los Angeles Times. 8 Nov. 2010. Web. 12 Nov. 2010.
  • 7. Photo Credits: Suau, Anthony. Mexico’s Drug Wars. Time.com. 9 Aug 2007. Web. 12 Nov. 2010.
  • 8. Family and friends attend the funeral of a policemen who was murdered while attempting to search a vehicle… Photo Credits: Suau, Anthony. Mexico’s Drug Wars: The Battle for Culiacan. Time.com. 28 Jul 2010. Web. 12 Nov. 2010
  • 9. …which has resulted in more people getting involved in drug trafficking in an effort to escape poverty. Beyond thousands of deaths, Mexico’s drug wars have implicated the amount of educational and job opportunities for youth…
  • 10. Photo Credits: Sprague, Sean. Poverty. Sprague Photo Stock. 2010. Web. 14 Nov. 2010.
  • 11. Photo Credits: Zirganos, Nikolas. Poverty and Education. Photovault. 2010. Web. 14 Nov. 2010
  • 12. If politicians would support treatment, education, job training, or anything else that might begin to restore those places in Mexico where the only economic industry remaining is illegal drugs…
  • 13. Then these people could have a different fate… Photo Credits: Suau, Anthony. Mexico’s Drug Wars: The Battle for Culiacan. Time.com. 28 Jul 2010. Web. 12 Nov. 2010
  • 14. However, most politicians have failed to acknowledge the detrimental effects of drug wars on society.
  • 15. Will you do the same?