Narco StateStreaming Video - 2013
America's insatiable demand for drugs is fueling a bloody war along its southern border that may be spilling over onto U.S. soil. A battle for the control of Mexico is raging. Rival drug cartels clash over access to the U.S. - one of the planet's most lucrative drug markets - using murder, beheadings, torture, and kidnappings to achieve their goals. Drug-related murders in the first half of 2009 surpassed casualty numbers in Iraq over the same period. Meanwhile, Mexican cartels have a presence in some 230 U.S. cities and towns. If the U.S.-Mexico border represents little more than a line on a map for the cartels' drug trafficking networks, what is to say that the destabilizing violence that plagues Mexico won't spill over into the U.S. as well? Narco State takes you to the front lines of Mexico's drug wars to analyze the root causes of the violence and investigate the specter of spillover. Tracking the flow of drugs north and the flow of money and firepower south, the program also examines whether government policy on both sides of the border is contributing to the problem.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2009
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (50 min.) :,sd., col