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Mexican Drug War

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In this project we were supposed to present on a crime. I did it on Drug Violence focusing mainly on the Mexican Drug War

In this project we were supposed to present on a crime. I did it on Drug Violence focusing mainly on the Mexican Drug War

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  • 1. 11 Drug Violence –Drug Violence – MexicanMexican DrugDrug WarWar By: Jonathan Davila
  • 2. DiscussionDiscussion a.a. Rising Tide ofRising Tide of ViolenceViolence b.b. Drug Cartels inDrug Cartels in MeMexixicoco c.c. CausesCauses 22
  • 3. Rising Tide ofRising Tide of ViolenceViolence Current violence in MexicoCurrent violence in Mexico  Sinaloa Cartel and Los ZetasSinaloa Cartel and Los Zetas 20062006  President Felipe Calderon declares war on drug traffickersPresident Felipe Calderon declares war on drug traffickers  Killings rise in Acapulco, Monterrey and MichoacanKillings rise in Acapulco, Monterrey and Michoacan 20082008  Mexican army captures drug lord Eduardo Arellano Felix after a shootout inMexican army captures drug lord Eduardo Arellano Felix after a shootout in TijuanaTijuana  Government raid on the Gulf CartelGovernment raid on the Gulf Cartel  anti-armor weapons, clustered grenades, anti-aircraft missiles, armoredanti-armor weapons, clustered grenades, anti-aircraft missiles, armored Humvees, and chemical protective suitsHumvees, and chemical protective suits  Seven off-duty soldiers and one police commander are kidnapped, tortured andSeven off-duty soldiers and one police commander are kidnapped, tortured and decapitateddecapitated 20122012  Death toll – almost 50,000Death toll – almost 50,000 33
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  • 5. Drug Cartels inDrug Cartels in MeMexixicoco  Sinaloa CartelSinaloa Cartel  Largest and richest cartel group.Largest and richest cartel group.  Led by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman - Most wealthy, powerful, and mostLed by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman - Most wealthy, powerful, and most wanted drug lord in the world.wanted drug lord in the world.  Los ZetasLos Zetas  Most brutal cartel in MexicoMost brutal cartel in Mexico  Blamed for most of the violence in Mexico.Blamed for most of the violence in Mexico.  ““Los Zetas are originally a small group of deserters from the MexicanLos Zetas are originally a small group of deserters from the Mexican Special forces and police.”Special forces and police.”  Ciudad JuarezCiudad Juarez  Border city near the United-States.Border city near the United-States.  Once considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world.Once considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world. 55
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  • 7. CaCaususeses  Raging war between the SinaloaRaging war between the Sinaloa Cartel and Los Zetas.Cartel and Los Zetas.  High demand for illegal drugs.High demand for illegal drugs.  PowerPower  MoneyMoney  TerritoryTerritory  CorruptionCorruption  Law enforcement working withLaw enforcement working with the cartelsthe cartels 77
  • 8. The End Hope you enjoyed our presentation! 88