Dueto the drug trade, most of the country is being taken over by violence,unlawful drug trafficking, and corruption.
The political leadership of Mexicodoes not hold a strong leadership position inside the Mexican state because of theprevious leadership and some of the current leaders, who speak out inopposition to the cartels are either assassinated or paid off. The highest consumptionof drugs being transported out of Mexico is in the United States, making theillicit drug trade within the U.S. extremely profitable for the cartels. Thedrug cartels make a profit of approximately $35 billion – $45 billion each year,by selling cannabis, methamphetamines, cocaine, and heroin, growing the power ofdrug lords and cartels. it is getting extremely difficult to take down drugcartels in Mexico due to the corruptionin the police and judicial system and the ever-increasing demand for drugs.
The intervention of themilitary to control the drug trade has led to the cartels to fight amongst themselvesover territory, drug shipments and with the Mexican military. This has resultedin the civilian population getting caught in the cross fire leading to hundredsand thousands of innocent lives being lost. The drug conflict in Mexico has affectedmany bordering states and has led to a very obvious disregard for human life.The United States has trouble controlling the border violence due to increasingviolence among drug cartels inside the northern Mexican states. The intervention by the military attempted to control andstop the drug trade. However, this attempt was not a success which resulted in worseningthe condition of the Mexican state.
Mexico remains a major exporter of highvalue drugs and also a transit point for movement of drugs from other SouthAmerican countries like Colombia, to the United States. The drug cartels havefound it easy to corrupt, kill and escape the seizing of the drug trade whichhas aggressively increased their earnings.