By Mike Wallace, Carmen Boullosa
The time period “Mexican Drug War” misleads. It means that the continuing massacre, which has now killed good over 100,000 humans, is an inner Mexican affair.
But this diverts consciousness from the U.S. function in growing and maintaining the carnage. It’s not only that american citizens purchase medicinal drugs from, and promote guns to, Mexico’s murderous cartels. It’s that ever because the U.S. prohibited the use and sale of gear within the early 1900s, it has confused Mexico into appearing as its border enforcer—with more and more lethal results.
Mexico used to be no longer a helpless sufferer. robust forces in the nation profited highly from offering american citizens with what their govt forbade them. however the guidelines that spawned the drug warfare have proved disastrous for either countries.
Written through award-winning authors, one American and the opposite Mexican, A Narco heritage stories the interlocking twentieth-century histories that produced this twenty-first century calamity, and proposes the way to finish it.
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Extra resources for A Narco History: How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the "Mexican Drug War"
Citizens who, after five or more years of legal residency, had opted to become citizens. S. citizens by virtue of having been born in this country after their parents migrated from Mexico. Because of this, the immigrant status of members of the same family often differed. -born and naturalized citizens, and children who, despite having spent most of their lives in the United States, were still undocumented immigrants because they were born in Mexico. Regardless of their place of origin, educational background, labor experience, and immigrant status, most Mexican immigrants in Santech are employed in low-skilled jobs in Silicon Valley.
Also as part of this massive suburbanization process, a large highway system, centered in San Jose, was built to connect the city to the major high-tech industrial parks and new residential suburban areas in the valley. To keep up with this rapid urban growth, the city of San Jose started an aggressive annexation campaign to buy land before private developers did. Between 1950 and 1970, the city government approved about 1,400 annexations, and San Jose’s area expanded by more than 130 square miles (Rosaldo, Flores, and Silvestrini 1993: 6).
The immigrant status of the members of many Latino urban immigrant neighborhoods in California tends to be heterogeneous (Dohan 2003; Hondagneu-Sotelo 1994; Menjívar 2000; Chávez 1992: 131), and the same is true of Santech. The issue of individuals’ legal status often surfaced in our conversations or when those I interviewed asked me about the prospect of legalizing their status. S. citizens who, after five or more years of legal residency, had opted to become citizens. S. citizens by virtue of having been born in this country after their parents migrated from Mexico.
A Narco History: How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the "Mexican Drug War" by Mike Wallace, Carmen Boullosa