Lesson 20: Drug Cartels in Mexico

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April 10, 2017 at 10:05 am  •  Posted in s17-econ320 by  •  0 Comments

Mon, Apr 10

Review:

  • Intervention and Immigration in Central America
  • Harvest of Empire

Presentation:

  • Mexico’s Drug War
    • Who is in control?
    • Map of Cartel territories
    • cartel map of mexico oct 2015
    • Watch BBC Documentary: Mexico’s Drug War
    • Read The Staggering Death Toll of Mexico’s Drug War
      • Tijuana, Juarez
      • Sinaloa Cartel – El Chapo (Rolling Stone article by Sean Penn)
      • People of Mexico (including politicians, police, journalists, etc) – “Plata o plomo
      • Corridos – glorification of gang leaders & lifestyles, financial contributions to communities
    • Drug Distribution
      • HQ move from Columbia to Mexico – why?
      • Guerrillas from wars in the 1970-80s, now operating as death squads for drug runners
      • Migrants fleeing poverty, violence, instability

Assignment:

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