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

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Mexican Drug War

  1. 1. 11 Drug Violence –Drug Violence – MexicanMexican DrugDrug WarWar By: Jonathan Davila
  2. 2. DiscussionDiscussion a.a. Rising Tide ofRising Tide of ViolenceViolence b.b. Drug Cartels inDrug Cartels in MeMexixicoco c.c. CausesCauses 22
  3. 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. 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. 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. 8. The End Hope you enjoyed our presentation! 88

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