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.
TAGGED: Drug Cartels, Central America, Refugees, Immigration