Mexican drug war-Eric Brown

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Mexican drug war-Eric Brown

  1. 1. The Mexican Drug War<br />2006-2011<br />
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  4. 4. Since the 1980s, drug trafficking organizations have dominated Mexico and have spilled over into the American southwest.<br />Cartel leaders used bribes, threats and public demonstrations of brutality to keep law enforcement and the military at bay. <br />
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  6. 6. On December 1st, 2006, newly elected president Felipe Calderon declared war on drug traffickers.<br />On December 11th, 2006, Calderon sent 6500 federal troops into the Mexican state of Michoacan to end the reign of the La FamiliaMichoacana cartel in the region.<br />Over 500 cartel members were killed during the operation, and the cartels were quick to retaliate.<br />
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  8. 8. -Since the war began in 2006, over 120,000 cartel members have been arrested, and 8500 have been convicted.<br />-Thousands more have been killed by Mexican law enforcement.<br />-In retaliation, the cartels have killed or organized the assassinations of many people, including<br /><ul><li>200 soldiers
  9. 9. 208 federal agents
  10. 10. 58 reporters
  11. 11. Over 1000 police officers, judges and prosecutors</li></li></ul><li>

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