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Background[ edit ] The effects of the illegal drug trade in the United States can be seen in a range of political, economic and social aspects.
Increasing drug related violence can be tied to the racial tension that arose during the late 20th century along with the political upheaval prevalent throughout the s and 70s.
Large-scale drug trafficking is one of the few capital crimesand may result in a death sentence prescribed at the federal level. Political impact[ edit ] A large generation, the baby boomerscame of age in the s.
Their social tendency to confront the law on specific issues, including illegal drugs, overwhelmed the understaffed judicial system.
The federal government attempted to enforce the law, but with meager effect. Cocaine became a major drug product in the later decades. Due to the influence of this development on the U.
Continuing into the s, the United States instated stricter policy pertaining to drug transit through sea. As a result, there was an influx in drug-trafficking across the Mexico—U.
This increased the drug cartel activity in Mexico.
Visible shifts occurred in the drug market in the United States. Between the andU. This program increased U. This high price is caused by a combination of factors that include the potential legal ramifications that exist for suppliers of illicit drugs and their high demand.
In the United States, around cities have been infiltrated by drug trafficking that originated in Mexico. This increase in drug violence became increasingly tied to these ethnic minorities.
Though the rate of violence varied tremendously among cities in America, it was a common anxiety in communities across urban America. An example of this could be seen in Miami, a city with a host of ethnic enclaves.
This crime rate was correlated with regions with low employment and was not entirely dependent on ethnicity.
Due to the large amount of baby boomers, commercial marijuana use was on the rise. This increased the supply and demand for marijuana during this time period. Since the beginning of the 20th century, Mexico's political environment allowed the growth of drug-related activity. The loose regulation over the transportation of illegal drugs and the failure to prosecute known drug traffickers and gangs increased the growth of the drug industry.
Toleration of drug trafficking has undermined the authority of the Mexican government and has decreased the power of law enforcement officers in regulation over such activities. These policies of tolerance fostered the growing power of drug cartels in the Mexican economy and have made drug traders wealthier.
There also is a lack of local stability, as mayors cannot be re-elected. This requires electing a new mayor each term. Drug gangs have manipulated this, using vacuums in local leadership to their own advantage. Over time, this party gained political influence and had a major impact on Mexico's social and economic policies.
One such power play was an alliance with drug traffickers. This political corruption obscured justice, making it difficult to identify violence when it related to drugs.
This arrangement created immunity for the leaders of the drug cartels and allowed drug trafficking to grow under the protection of the government officials.
Chaos again emerged as elected government in Mexico changed drastically. The corruption cartels created resulted in distrust of government by the Mexican public. From —, President Zedillo established policies regarding increased punishment of organized crime, allowing "[wire taps], protected witnesses, covert agents and seizures of goods", and increasing the quality of law enforcement at the federal level.Netflix exceeded expectations for adding new subscribers during the third quarter, reporting strong user growth in international markets.
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