Mexican Drug War

American Superpower

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Mexican Drug War

America in World War II, the Cold War and today (26 November 2014)

Historical Map of North America & the Caribbean

The US responded to the September 11 attacks by declaring a "War on Terror" and invading Afghanistan, where Al-Qaeda was based. More controversially, it followed this up by occupying Iraq in 2003. Meanwhile increased security at US ports had helped turn Mexico into the main transit route of illegal drugs into the US. As the drug cartels became more powerful and violent, the Mexican government attempted to suppress them but after almost 8 years fighting has only had limited success.

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