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Organized Crime Essay

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El Chapo Guzman and the Sinaloa Cartel
Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera also known as El Chapo Guzman was born December 25, 1954. He is known to be Mexico`s most wanted man and participates in organized crime with several other underworld organizations. El Chapo is also a Mexican drug lord who is head of the Sinaloa Cartel. Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman has done many illegal and extreme things to get where he is now. As a child Joaquin came from a very poor family and had to do something for a living, which to begin was selling oranges. Growing up he began to planting corn and pot, and later moved up to “taking trucks with false floors filled with pot to the United States.” ...view middle of the document...

Working together these two organizations knew nearly everything about each other ranging from their hide outs, what officers were on their pay roll, and many other secretive things they worked with.
With heat being a problem for these drug lords, El Senor de Los Cielos planned on altering his appearance to prevent any violence possible and also help him feel safer and not getting caught. Furthermore the death of “the Lord of The Skies” was believed to have been due to a surgery that went wrong when he was trying to alter his appearance. Later the two doctors who had worked on his surgery were found dead with their arms and legs bound. Problems arose for Los Beltran Leyva and El Chapo Guzman when other cartels began trying to challenge existing cartels by starting a war over territory and routes. This new Cartel that came in to challenge some of the existing cartels was known as the Gulf Cartel. The Gulf Cartel soon began paying American trained soldiers great amounts of money so that they could work for them as hired guns against the Sinaloan cartel. These newly hired guns were then known as “Los Zetas.” Los Zetas used to be a part of the military, and large numbers of these joined Los Zetas as hit man. Many of these members accepted and became a part in this war because of the money that they were offered. Even though it was not a lot of money offered from the big guys to them it seemed like a lot because it was more than they would normally get paid. Little by little these small groups began to challenge the existing cartel such as the Beltran Leyva`s and El Chapo. They seemed to become a threat because these mercenaries were now the most violent force in Mexico. They were the most violent because they would kill anyone that got in their way and would not even worry about doing it. These American trained soldiers were so skilled that it seemed as if they were Navy Seals themselves. Due to this there was a war with drug cartels in Mexico and as time passed it seemed to be getting worse.
When Calderon made going after the drug traffickers a main point chaos arose in Mexico to its extreme. This occurred because Calderon began imprisoning many drug traffickers and also got rid of a large amount of federal soldiers. The response in the eyes of the Drug traffickers was to fight back and not allow for any threats to bring them down. This resulted in the attacks of more politicians, government officials, and senior law enforcement officials. This sparked a great violence with many Cartels against government officials. They began killing and dumping bodies over the city were people were able to see this to strike fear in the eyes of the public. Many of these killings resulted in violence within the cartels and the cartels tried to show one another who was more powerful than the other. It is even said that “The government`s war on drugs has sparked a war on the government itself.” Things got so bad that the war has now spread to America`s own border....

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