This is a picture from abc news. It depicts a Mexican police car bombing by the Juarez cartel in Mexico less than 5 miles from the U.S. border. This image illustrates a main point I want to focus on in my white paper. The cartels have more effect than just drug trafficking on mexican society. The groups are extremely violent, disrupt cities, and attempt to destroy parts of the community like the authorities. It has a major impact on the people living in these areas.