Mexican Drug War 2006

[ 2006 - ]

The Mexican Drug War (also known as the Mexican War on Drugs) is an ongoing low-intensity asymmetric war between the Mexican government and diverse rival drug cartels fighting one another for regional control and also against civilian vigilante groups. Since 2006, when intervention with the Mexican military began, the government's principal goal has been to put down the drug-related violence. Additionally, the Mexican government has claimed that their primary focus is on dismantling the powerful drug cartels, rather than on preventing drug trafficking, which is left to U.S. functionaries.

Although Mexican drug cartels, or drug trafficking organizations, have existed for several decades, they have become more powerful since the demise of the Colombian Cali and Medellín cartels in the 1990s. Mexican drug cartels now dominate the wholesale illicit drug market and in 2007 controlled 90% of the cocaine entering the United States. Arrests of key cartel leaders, particularly in the Tijuana and Gulf cartels, has led to increasing drug violence as cartels fight for control of the trafficking routes into the United States.

Analysts estimate that wholesale earnings from illicit drug sales range from $13.6 billion to $49.4 billion annually.

By the end of Felipe Calderón's administration (2006–12), the official death toll of the Mexican Drug War was at least 60,000. Estimates set the death toll above 120,000 killed by 2013, not including 27,000 missing.

Total Casualties 18440 Killed and Wounded
Casualties Killed 106000 / Wounded
Military Casualties Killed 5984 /Wounded
Civilian Casualties Killed 12456 / Wounded
Note
Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
Mexican Armed Forces and Sinaloa Cartel 2006 / 12 / 11 View
Federal Police (Mexico) and Los Ántrax 2006 View
Policía Federal Ministerial and Artistas Asesinos 2006 View
Centro de Investigación y Seguridad Nacional (México) and La Barredora 2006 View
United States Marshals Service (USMS) and Gente Nueva 2006 View
Mexican Armed Forces and Los Mexicles 2006 View
Federal Police (Mexico) and Los Pelones 2006 View
Policía Federal Ministerial and Gulf Cartel 2006 View
Centro de Investigación y Seguridad Nacional (México) and Knights Templar Cartel 2006 View
United States Marshals Service (USMS) and Jalisco New Generation Cartel 2006 View
Mexican Armed Forces and La Familia Michoacana 2006 View
Federal Police (Mexico) and Juárez Cartel 2006 View
Policía Federal Ministerial and La Línea (gang) 2006 View
Centro de Investigación y Seguridad Nacional (México) and Barrio Azteca 2006 View
United States Marshals Service (USMS) and Tijuana Cartel 2006 View
Mexican Armed Forces and Beltrán-Leyva Cartel 2006 View
Federal Police (Mexico) and Independent Cartel of Acapulco 2006 View
Weapon Name Weapon Class Weapon Class Type
Heckler & Koch G36 Manportable Rifles
Uzi submachine gun Manportable Machine Guns
FN Five-seveN Manportable Handguns
Mendoza HM-3 Manportable Machine Guns

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