Accession Number:

ADA555417

Title:

Curbing Cartel Influence in Mexico

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-10-28

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

There are several primary cartels in Mexico who flourish as suppliers of Americas insatiable drug demand, while living under the soft laws of the Mexican government. Strategically, the cartel system is holding Mexico back from achieving its potential in the global market place. Cartel influence hampers legitimate business competition. Violence, combined with rampant corruption creates insecurity and discourages economic progress in Mexico. This paper will focus on cartel business practices, leadership and organization as well as their strengths and weaknesses in shaping the problem. Next it will illustrate cartel means of influence, the impact on Mexicos economy and national security implications. Last, it will recommend long-term solutions for the government of Mexico in order to deny cartel sanctuary, force government negotiation for reform and diminish its influence for good.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Civil Defense
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE