The Mexican Drug War is a civil war mexico has been fighting for a long time. The Mexican government has stepped up it’s role in recent years, especially now because the war is hitting the suburbs. Mexico is going through a rough time. 43 college students have gone missing in the city of Iguala. Federal authorities have gone to the town to question a local cartel and local police about the situation.
Many bodies, mostly teenage girls, have recently been found in a river by a rich suburb town where many government officials are home to. Is there a possible connection with these notorious findings and the War on Drug Cartels?
“Residents of Mexico City’s working class suburbs have long been saying drug gangs have taken over their neighborhoods, leaving residents—especially women—vulnerable to violent crime” (Hootsen ). A feminist NGO has reported more than 1,000 mexican women have been killed since 2005 due to the country’s civil war. This has caught the eye of many Human Right’s groups and they agree something needs to be done.
Is it possible the U.S. or another powerful neighboring nation steps up and helps the Mexican government fight this war due to pressure from NGO’s? NGO’s, especially feminist orientated NGO’s, are willing to sign off or give permission, like discussed in class, to a powerful nation to intervene.
These NGO’s might be pressuring the U.S. a little more because of their long going and current involvement in the War on drugs and weapons. Also because, “Nearly 70% of guns recovered from Mexican criminal activity from 2007 to 2011, and traced by the U.S. government, originated from sales in the United States” (CNN). The international community is willing to step up and help the Mexicans with their long going war. Who will step up? Also, will NGO’s giving their so called permission to convince the international community to step up and intervene in Mexico’s civil war?