Mexican Drug Cartels: Overview.

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  • Author(s): Goodwin, Chuck
  • Source:
    Points of View: Mexican Drug Cartels. 6/30/2019, p1-1. 1p.
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      Mexico has become the focus of a great deal of attention in the United States in the early twenty-first century, primarily due to two major issues. One concern is the issue of illegal immigration and the building of a wall along the US-Mexico border to limit this immigration. The second major concern is violence related to drug trafficking in Mexico, which cost the lives of as many as 130,000 people between December 2006 and December 2013. This violence is being initiated by members of the various Mexican drug cartels, who are engaged in fights both with the Mexican government and among themselves. These drug cartels, which dominate the illegal US drug trade, are fighting to establish dominance over routes out of Mexico and to protect their established operations within the United States from disruption. In the last few decades, there has been increasing pressure from both US and Mexican government officials to disrupt the very lucrative cross-border drug trade. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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