Drug, gangs and violence
by p-o.gendron on October 18, 2013 - 9:44am
In the article “Central America drug gang violence at ‘alarming level’ ” it reveals that Central America is stuck with a huge problem; drug. Since a couple a years, there is a significant increase in drug-related violence and in criminal activities. Central America is now a transit land where drug dealers establish their gang to produce and sell drugs. Why? Because North America is the biggest market for the drug industry and that countries in Central America have less severe laws against drug lords and drug production. There are now more than 900 different gangs related to drug and criminal activities. These both factors combined together resulted that Guatemala and Honduras have now the world’s highest murder rate. The International Narcotics Control Board refers this situation as “alarming” and says that it reached “unprecedented levels”.
This is a harsh situation for countries in Central America, because drug lords have takeover the authority in place and there is now a lot more corruption then before. It is sad, because more and more young child are now involve in drug traffic and their hope for a better life is now very low. Also, the government have a hard time dealing with that problem because they don’t have the resources and the money necessary to fight against this plague. So, if Central America governments don’t get together and with a little of help by the United States and Canada, this fight against drug crisis will last for long and will become even more problematic.