The Mexican army has been fighting a war with drug traffickers since December 2006 when then President Felipe Calderon declared a “war on drugs.” On 09 December 2016 Mexico's defense secretary.
His thesis is that the war on drugs resembles the Vietnam War in its futility and its collateral damage to Mexicans, more than 250,000 of whom have died, and another 40,000 have disappeared.
Mexico's Drug Wars. Photographer Anthony Suau documents the surging influence of the drug cartels in Northern Mexico and the efforts by police to maintain law and order.
The first full year of the war on drugs resulted in 2,837 people killed, 20,000 Mexican soldiers and federal police spread out across the country, and 284 police commanders being fired on the basis on corruption. Furthermore, Osiel Cardena Guillen who was a drug lord and head of the Gulf cartel was captured and extradited to the United States. Mexican Soldiers in an Intervention in 2007. 2008.
Mexico’s war on drugs was formally declared by President Felipe Calderon, but it actually began on March 2, 1920 when Mexico’s Department of Public Sanitation declared the new law of “Dispositions on the Cultivation and Commerce of Products that Degenerate the Race” (Campos). The word degeneration helps explain why drugs were turned into a national security threat in Mexico, instead of.
The Mexican drug war has killed as many as 160,000 people. But there's an economic cost to drug violence, too. And though it's dropped over the past five years, it's still an immense one.
During the on-going Mexican drug war, drug cartels use propaganda through media and scare tactics to gain more control of its people and in many cases corrupting the government. The main goals are to glorify actions of the drug cartels and their lifestyle, gain control of the Mexican society to the highest extent possible, and to recruit new, educated, high class members to increase their.
We investigate the impact of drug-related violence in Mexico on academic achievement. We use panel of elementary and lower secondary schools and locality-level firearm homicides from 2006 to 2011. We rely on school fixed-effects models to estimate the impact on math test scores of turf war exposure and turf war persistence (e.g. months of exposure) during the academic year. According to the.