What's a Drug Cartel?

A Drug Cartel is a criminal organization formed primarily to produce and distribute drugs. In Mexico there are several and very powerful Cartels dedicated to these illegal operations. But recently, since Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared war on these different Cartels in 2006, the Cartels have modified they're operations to include kidnapping, assassination, extortion, and intimidation to establish themselves and fight against the Mexican government. There has been around 75,000 drug-related deaths in this ongoing war since 2006.

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