Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/146027
Title:
Mexican Drug Trade
Author:
Nieuwenhuys, Tatiana Goedelieve
Issue Date:
May-2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In order to prove the United State's primary role in this escalation of drug related violence in Mexico, the essay first addresses the history of drug prohibition in the United States, which resulted in a demand for illegal drugs from foreign sources. Then, it explores the economic liberalization policies of the 1980s that led to Mexico becoming the main supplier of drugs to the US. It continues by describing the current drug organizations menacing Mexico, the cartels, and the history of their evolution. This is followed by an analysis of the US participation in the drug trade through its avid demand of drugs and supply of arms in return, a dynamics that contributes to and perpetuates the violence affecting Mexico. The essay then proceeds to address the role of police and military corruption in Mexico's current drug related violence. And, it describes the warring amongst Mexican drug cartels, and Pres. Felipe Calderon's recent measures to control the violence perpetuated by these organizations. This essay closes with personal reflections on how best to address the problem of drug cartels and their progressive destruction of the fabric of Mexican society.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Spanish and Portuguese
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleMexican Drug Tradeen_US
dc.creatorNieuwenhuys, Tatiana Goedelieveen_US
dc.contributor.authorNieuwenhuys, Tatiana Goedelieveen_US
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn order to prove the United State's primary role in this escalation of drug related violence in Mexico, the essay first addresses the history of drug prohibition in the United States, which resulted in a demand for illegal drugs from foreign sources. Then, it explores the economic liberalization policies of the 1980s that led to Mexico becoming the main supplier of drugs to the US. It continues by describing the current drug organizations menacing Mexico, the cartels, and the history of their evolution. This is followed by an analysis of the US participation in the drug trade through its avid demand of drugs and supply of arms in return, a dynamics that contributes to and perpetuates the violence affecting Mexico. The essay then proceeds to address the role of police and military corruption in Mexico's current drug related violence. And, it describes the warring amongst Mexican drug cartels, and Pres. Felipe Calderon's recent measures to control the violence perpetuated by these organizations. This essay closes with personal reflections on how best to address the problem of drug cartels and their progressive destruction of the fabric of Mexican society.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSpanish and Portugueseen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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