July 8, 2014

Drug Cartels Causing a Refugee Crisis

Ted Galen Carpenter, Global Public Square

The Associated Press

Officials in the United States might be tempted to view the disturbing surge in young refugees as simply a border security issue. But the problem is far more complex than that – the drug cartels are now major players in Central American countries, driving vulnerable populations northward to the United States to enhance their own profits.

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TAGGED: Drug Cartels, Central America, Refugees, Immigration


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