The only time I’ve done anything besides read about the international drug trade is in the movies. Movies like Traffic raelly show the signifcance and influence of the trade on all aspects of American society. From the government to families to Central America – all of the relations are intertwined. The first photo (above) was chosen from Google Images in order to show how dangerous, scary, and organized the cartels that run this drug trade truly are. The photo below this paragraph is an pretty cool map of all of the different moving parts within Central/South America in terms of both drug types and the different cartels. For me it would be interesting to see another map from each cartel of where each product goes within the United States. I wanted to paint the picture of the fact that at a micro level this problem deals with some of the worst and most dangerous group of people to ever exist. At a macro level the issues are so complicated and intertwined that there is no single solution the international drug trade.