The Mexican Drug War is an ongoing armed conflict among rival drug cartels fighting each other for regional control and against the Mexican government forces. The government's principal goal has been to put down the drug-related violence that was raging among dueling drug cartels before any military intervention was made. Additionally, the Mexican government has claimed that their primary focus is on dismantling the powerful drug cartels, rather than on drug trafficking prevention.
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Mexicos Drug War: 50,000 Dead in 6 Years. A masked Mexican soldier patrols the streets of Veracruz, on October 10, 2011. Soldiers of the Army, Navy and members of Federal Police patrol the streets of the city as part of "Veracruz Safe Operation" after a rising tide of violence plaguing this tourist city. (Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)
A Dark Legacy: Hillary Clinton’s Role in the Mexican Drug War: Mexico, John M. Ackerman wrote recently for Foreign Policy, “is not a functional democracy.” Instead, it’s a “repressive and corrupt” oligarchy propped up by a “blank check” from Washington.
Rep. Michael McCaul proposes a bill that would redirect U.S. resources from Pakistan to Mexican drug war
If more than 60,000 people killed was not enough, the Mexican drug war has paved the way towards the development of a new culture: Narco-culture. Narco-culture is highly-violent in nature and revolves around the drug trade. Narco-corridos, ballads with a drug twist, have become popular in recent years due to the glorification of the narco-culture in mass media. Narco-culture does a good job a removing itself from the bloodshed in Mexico.
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