This paper addresses the rapidly growing threat of Mexican Drug Cartels that are operating globally. It covers the history of illicit goods and services and how drug cartels are the latest to take control of these practices. Nine different Mexican Drug Cartels are covered in depth as well as the three major drugs of distribution in today’s market. The many threats that Mexican Drug Cartels bring to the Mexican and U.S. population are covered and many horrific examples are given to add context to the extent of the threat proposed by cartels. The numerous illicit businesses cartels have diversified into, as well as their means of success, are covered and expanded on. Possible solutions of Foreign Terrorist Designation for drug cartels and better border security by both the Mexican and U.S. government are presented to help curb the problem and bring back dignity to the citizens of Mexico and the future of society in the U.S.

Year Manuscript Completed

Spring 2022

Senior Project Advisor

Tricia Jordan, PhD

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Arts & Humanities

Document Type