Mexican Citizens marching the streets of Culiacan protesting El Chapo’s arrest in 2015. “Queremos Libre Al Chapo” means, “We want El Chapo free”.

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful easter; even though, most of us spent it in quarantine. Anyways, today I will provide my personal viewpoint on the whole Mexican drug cartel issue and the topic question, if the drug cartels will run the country (Mexico) in the near future.

To start off, I’ve become familiar with certain parts of he war on drugs in Mexico because I, myself, have visited many parts where these drug cartels are known to be at. My family who lives in Sinaloa, Mexico also have many close friends who are involved in the…

Hello everyone once again, I hope you are all doing fine during this quarantine. As for me, I guess you can say i’ve become “street sick”, meaning i’ve gotten tired of staying at home and just want to go out. Okay anyways, today i’ve found two new interesting articles that oppose the argument I discussed on the last post. On blog post #3 the argument was simply that the Mexican government was to blame for the drug war because of corruption in their own law enforcement as well as corruption between government officials. …

Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing fine during this quarantine, I’ve been okay these past few days but still miss my day to day life. Anyways, I’m not here to discuss what I’ve been up to but instead to inform you on this recent article by WSJ, discussing the Mexican drug war, where the author stated is own opinion. That is that Mexico is losing its sovereignty to the cartels. I will be examining and breaking down the argument throughout the blog.

So to begin with, the author of the article claims that Mexico is currently losing all…

After reviewing Bret Stephens article “Mexico’s Fast Track Toward a Failed State” clearly it discussed the current issues in Mexico with the whole drug cartel business. The author, Stephens, believes that Mexico is losing its power to cartels due to corruption and that the U.S. should intervene and help Mexico disassemble the drug cartels. This however, allowed others to voice their opinions on the matter which was against Stephens.

First off, the author explains throughout his article how the mexican drug cartels have too much power over the government and how the whole working system to stop the cartels is…

New year = New toll for Mexico, more than 61,000 people have forcibly disappeared in Mexico since 1964 where the drug war accounts for the majority of those numbers. As we start another decade that will be filled in with so many things, we will focus on Mexico’s drug war and the effect it could have in the next few years. That being said, we want to see if the country of Mexico will ultimately be run by the criminals managing drug trade in the country.

Mexico is known for its luxurious beaches and marvellous cities filled with more mexican…

This semester has had its ups and downs. Moving from contact classes to online was hard to get used to, but I managed somehow and finished my research project that we have worked on all semester in preparations for the final essay. In this reflection I will talk about my whole writing process and the ways I managed to finish the project.

So to begin with, Researching topics and writing about them was nothing new to me; however, it was my first time doing blog posts, so that was something I had to get used to. The Blog posts weren’t…

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