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Mexican Drug War

The Mexican Drug War (also known as the Mexican War on Drugs; ) is the Mexican theater of the United States' War on Drugs, involving an ongoing low-intensity asymmetric war between the Mexican Government and various drug trafficking syndicates. Since 2006, when the Mexican military began to intervene, the government's principal goal has been to reduce the drug-related violence. Additionally, the Mexican government has claimed that their primary focus is on dismantling the powerful drug cartels, rather than on preventing drug trafficking, which is left to U.S. functionaries.

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WARNING: This video might not be suitable for young viewer or those who are faint of heart. I searched for many different videos on Youtube but this is the only one that I thought represented what truly is happening in Mexico. I apologize for it's harsh content but it is the only way.

Contributed by Ana Romero

Years after years of visiting Mexico have left me assured that the situation there will not come to an end anytime soon. From Sicarios murdering innocent bystanders, to the police and government being as corrupt as the cartels. Being a proud Mexican-American, I hate to see such a beautiful country full of rich culture and natural history go to waste. Yet, for years now the corruption and trafficking of drugs, and weapons have become a daily thing. I lived in Mexico for two years and everyday there would be news of a new person being found near the road, or a poso (watering hole). According to government information the crime rate in Mexico has diminished, and yet more and more savage killings have appeared on the news. The Mexican news is clearly different from the U.S. they do not with hold Any information. Things are not getting better and the police and government officials are not helping. This past week my mother and I visited family in Baja California, and because of our Arizona licence plates we were stopped twice. These two time we were asked to either get our car impounded,our car registration taken, or pay up. This is unbelievable that the Mexican police and government allow such appalling things to take place.

Contributed by Ana Romero

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