News about mexican drug trafficking (mexico's drug war), including commentary and archival articles published in the new york times. Mexico's drug wars video of children portraying adult criminals is withdrawn in mexico april 20, 2012 • a video that caused a sensation in mexico for using child actors to highlight social. Mexico's drug war seems to promote private security businesses and is part of a set of contract schemes that include consulting services, training, and the massive sale of weapons (3) these services can be offered to criminal groups, as well as to private companies and law enforcement agencies.
Mass graves dismembered corpses entire towns besieged macabre visions grow in depravity as the drug war in mexico drags on since president felipe calderon began using the army to contain the violence four years ago, rival gangs have escalated their turf battles over smuggling routes, and 35,000 lives have been lost, half of those in. A mask and spikes for puncturing tires lay next to the feet of armed men from a local self-defense group as they ride in a pick-up truck near the town of la ruana, mexico, may. The drug war has created an image problem for mexico but a record number of visitors are flying into mexico's resorts, investors are plowing money into new hotels, and most tourist spots remain.
Facts and statistics from impeccable sources regarding drugs, drug use, and drug policies in the us and globally with direct quotes, full citations and links to source materials. The trump administration has been quietly funding the mexican government's ongoing drug war, intensifying a conflict that claimed nearly 20,000 lives in 2017, a new record. Over the course of the wars in afghanistan and iraq, the number of civilian deaths has been staggering in afghanistan, more than 26,000 civilians are estimated to have died since the war began in. Mexican police on friday detained a minor accused of working as a gunman for a drug cartel after shocking videos and photos surfaced online of fresh-faced boys mugging for the camera with guns and.
Violence, addiction, funeralshow mexico's drugs war impacts regular people ciudad juarez, chihuahua is at the center of mexico's drug violence, with more than 3,000 drug related murders. Murders in mexico fell for a third straight year in 2014, showing the country is slowly stabilizing after gruesome drug wars took the lives of tens of thousands. Mexico's official murder rate last year was nearly 30,000 people the worst year since the government started counting bodies 20 years ago it is widely assumed that this is almost entirely caused. More than 200,000 people have been killed or have disappeared since mexico's government declared war on organised crime in december 2006 the military offensive has led to the destruction of some.
Mexico has suffered a wave of violence linked to drug trafficking that has intensified in recent years authorities registered 25,339 murders in 2017, the most violent year since official data. Mexico's presidential front-runner, amlo, doesn't want to escalate the drug war by joshua partlow and joshua partlow correspondent focusing on mexico, central america and other parts of. The mexican drug war (also known as the mexican war on lazcano is the most powerful cartel leader to be killed since the start of mexico's drug war in 2006,.
Drug war bloodshed in mexico has spiked to record levels, with more homicides recorded in june than in any month in at least two decades prosecutors opened 2,234 homicide investigations last. The us and mexican governments are sparring over immigration and trade, but the two countries are joining forces on the high seas like never before to go after drug smugglers the united states, mexico and colombia will target drug smugglers off south america's pacific coast in an operation that. Mexico's most notorious drug cartels - cnn. The mexican drug war is an armed conflict taking place between rival drug cartels and government forces in mexico although mexican drug cartels, or drug trafficking organizations, have existed for quite some time, they have become more powerful since the demise of colombia's cali and medellín.
The mexican drug war is based in mexico, although the united states can be blamed for making a large contribution to it mexican organizations that deal in illegal. More than 100 people have been slaughtered in cancun since the beginning of 2018, as mexico's cartels continue to spread fear through the country a turf war between feuding mexican cartels is. It was the second deadliest conflict in the world last year, but it hardly registered in the international headlines as syria, iraq and afghanistan dominated the news agenda, mexico's drug wars.