Twitter users report gun battles and fiery road blockades. A website lists victims' names and details of how they died. A blog posts gory photos of gruesome killings and videos of drug lords' confessions.
Result of anti drug cartel social media interaction.
This outlines the begining of the Columbian drug problem. They sought to be the global leaders in drugs, and fairly so succeeded for a short period of time. The US response is what forced them to settle down and find alternet ways of doing business.
Drones have become almost an everyday part of life now (not the kind Mark Levin speaks of - the robotic flying kind!
A wonderful technology for us to have and use. Potentially saving lives every time one is deployed rather then a scouting unit. The down side, quite litteraly, is the possibility of one of our drones falling into the hands of a cartel. Reproduction would be fairly easy with the seemingly unlimited amount of money they possess. It would not be hard for them to turn our own weapon against us.
Las Vegas Sun: Jackie Valley. Mexican cartels are working to establish a direct foothold in Las Vegas to sell drugs here and use the region as a stepping stone to shipping large quantities of drugs to the East, law enforcement ...
Just some quick facts in the full article on the amount of drugs that are sold. It also brings the problem closer to home, showing that cartels are selling heavily in the Nevada, Callifornia areas.
Voters are counting on the next president to find a solution to the country's alarming rise in organised crime.
This map shows the violence is most intense close to the US border and on costal areas with ports. Possibly because they are key areas for smuggling and due to heightened securiy there is more conflict.
BOGOTA, Colombia — The top security adviser for Mexico's next president said Friday that he is recommending the creation of elite units of police and troops who will target not just major drug traffickers but also lower-level cartel hitmen as a way...
The end of the columbian cartels through a show of force from the authorities. The fall of these key cartels, opened up the door for the Mexican cartels to move in and dominate the market. Today they make up 90% of all drugs trafficed to the US.
In late July a top Mexican government official made headlines around the world by accusing the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of playing a key role in facilitating the international drug smuggling trade.
A separate side viewing the war on drugs, bringing up some interesting points. If there were no drugs there would be no need for a drug task force and yes they would be out of a job. Considering all the violence running unchecked in Mexico i would like to hope this is a bit far fetched. Innocent lives lost for money, not the most unbelievable trade off.
Since Mexico's crackdown on organized crime was launched in December 2006, it's become popular to compare the fight with Colombia's own drug war between the 1980s and early 2000s. But the comparisons are both risky and wrong.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Web Site...
Afghanistan and Burma (a.k.a.-Myanmar) are the world's leading producers of the illicit narcotic of heroin. What environmental, political, developmental and cultural factors play a role in these distribution networks? What geographic factors contribution to the production of these drugs to be located in these particular places? Follow the link for a map of global cocaine distribution patterns.
It's fast becoming the money-laundering method of choice for Mexican drug traffickers, U.S. and Mexican officials say, and it involves truckloads not of cash, but of fruit and fabric. Faced with new...
SAN DIEGO — Alleged drug kingpin Victor Emilio Cazares, among the most wanted trafficking suspects in the United States, has been arrested in Mexico , U.S. and Mexican officials say, despite having changed his appearance through plastic surgery.
Sylvia Longmire argues that legalizing marijuana would not really decrease drug violence from the cartels in Mexico: For a growing number of American policy makers, politicians and activists, the best answer to the spiraling violence in Mexico is ...
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