Please click below for the Mexican War on Drugs Background Guide:
We have also prepared a map and statistics supplement for delegates in this committee. Please click below for these supplements:
In 2006, Felipe Calderon, the former president of Mexico declared a “War on Drugs.” In the 8 years since then, the Mexican War on Drugs has grown to become the largest human rights catastrophe of Latin America of the past few decades. The cartels have surpassed all boundaries; controlling government officials, smuggling drugs, kidnapping, extorting, and killing innocent people. The current President, Enrique Peña Nieto, promised reduced violence by 50%, but has not been able to deliver. Thousands of Mexican soldiers have been deployed, but violence continues to spread. Can the Nieto administration end the Drug War by 2018?
This committee will be run as a joint crisis committee (JCC). In one room, government officials will be working towards taking down cartels, ending violence, and fighting corruption. While in the other, the cartels will be trying to increase their territory, revenue, and control by any means necessary.