Past Features

September 29, 2015

The Mexican Drug War Continues
Why?

CNN says the Mexican Drug War started in 2006. Can you see why?
CNN -- September 23, 2015 
Mexico Drug War Fast Facts
    Here's a look at the Mexican Drug War. The Mexican government has been fighting a war with drug traffickers since December 2006. At the same time, drug cartels have fought each other for control of territory.
Facts:
    More than 60,000 people have been killed from 2006 to 2012 due to drug-related violence, during former Mexican President Felipe Calderon's six-year administration, according to Human Rights Watch. During that same six-year period, 26,121 people have gone missing in Mexico, though authorities don't have data about how many of the disappearances are connected with organized crime.
    Since December 1, 2012, when Enrique Peña Nieto assumed the presidency, overall intentional homicide numbers have declined slightly, but the number of reported kidnappings continues to climb. [...]
    Ninety percent of the cocaine that enters the U.S. transits through Mexico. Mexico is also a main supplier of marijuana and methamphetamines in the U.S.

Mexican drug cartels take in between $19 and $29 billion annually from U.S. drug sales
    Mexican cartels now have a 'sophisticated farm-to-arm supply chain' for the US heroin trade.
    The heroin crisis in the US is worsening as the use of heroin surpasses that of cocaine and meth, and we know where a lot of the product is coming from.
    Mexican drug cartels have taken over much of the heroin market in the US, smuggling an estimated 225,000 pounds over the border last year, The Washington Post reports.

Glenn Spencer -- American Patrol Report
Sacrificing Our Children
    In the last Republican presidential debate, Carly Fiorina said: "Drug addiction is an epidemic, and it is taking too many of our young people. I know this sadly from personal experience."
    Millions of young Americans have had their lives destroyed by drugs that our government could stop, but won't. The Mexican Drug War started when we began building a fence along the border near Yuma.
    As part of the Secure Fence Act of 2006. Texas Senator Hutchinson stopped fence construction, and the Mexican Drug War continues.
    The fact is that we could secure the border if we wanted to, but the mainstream media, working hand-in-glove with the Southern Poverty Law Center, have kept the truth from the people.
    These people are sacrificing our children for wider political gain.

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