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UNSC BP Question #2

Considering the close relationship between terrorist movements in South America and drug trafficking, and taking into account the concepts exposed in the Study Guide, is drug trafficking extrinsic or intrinsic to today's terrorism?


This question must be answered by October 16th, 23:59 pm (GMT-5 / Lima Time).


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UNSC BP Question #1

Taking the case studies as examples, what would a world where drugs are completely legalized look like? This question must be answered by October 9th, 23:59pm (GMT-5 / Lima Time).

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Vasco Antonio MAZA CHARA
Vasco Antonio MAZA CHARA
Oct 17, 2023

Terrorist groups have been involved in drug trafficking for decades, seeking financial aid to their operations. A related example to the question, in South America is the FARC in Colombia, or, going a few years back, Sendero Luminoso in Peru, it also happens in many other parts of the world like with Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Taliban in Afghanistan, among others. The FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia) is the perfect example of an intrinsic relation between drug trafficking and terrorism. Colombia had a serious drug problem in their territory, almost turning into a narcostate. In this context, FARC took advantage of this situation to get them a strong source of income, drug trafficking. For a long period of time,…


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Nicolás Bustamante
Nicolás Bustamante
Oct 17, 2023

The Kremlin, since 2011, has declared its position against any type of drug, and now, following their words, Russia is in a total war with illicit substances that can do irreparable damage to the future of our population. Besides, we express our total concern about the situation that developing countries face regarding drug trafficking and its consequences.


For example, the United Mexican States has suffered since the ’80s from the terrible crisis of kidnapping, disappearances, and other criminal offenses perpetrated by drug cartels. The crisis has left no more than 30 thousand people dead since 2018, and the number seems to have increased since then. Although the government has taken military measures, the crisis resulted in the migration of many…


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Ren4to
Ren4to
Oct 17, 2023

The Republic of Ghana believes that there is a certain co-dependence relationship between drug trafficking and terrorism. Taking groups like the Sinaloa Cartel, Sendero Luminoso, and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (RAFC) as examples. In the case of Sendero Luminoso and the Sinaloa Cartel, we can repeatedly see that these terrorist groups used drug trafficking as a method to fund their activities. In exchange, these terrorist groups offered protection and ensured the safe routes for drug trafficking. However, it is important to mention that they were not directly involved in the production, only in the trafficking and protection of drugs to obtain funding for their objectives. On the other hand, in the case of the RAFC, we can see…


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sebastian lopez
sebastian lopez
Oct 17, 2023

UNITED KINGDOM: Answering the question given, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland thinks that drug trafficking is clearly intrinsic to today’s terrorism because drugs trafficking helps to create and finance terrorism movements with illicit money from drug sale, which has a great offer due to its addictive properties. Drugs represent one of the biggest causes of the existence of current terrorism, also increasing their power buying guns with drugs money and incrementing their members to foment chaos and disorder.

South America is the perfect example for that situation and according to Organization of American States (OAS) and the Global Financial Integrity (GFI), drug trafficking and terrorism movements are completely related because drugs are the main economic pilar…


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Mpaulahud
Mpaulahud
Oct 17, 2023

The Delegation of the United Arab Emirates acknowledges that there is a connection between these two problems. However, it's important to note that drug trafficking is not inherently intrinsic to today's terrorism.


Terrorism is mostly driven by political or religious beliefs, with the purpose to cause a social or political change through violence and causing fear. On the other hand, drug trafficking is a criminal activity primarily driven by financial gain. While terrorist groups might use drug trafficking to fund their operations, it's not their primary reason for acting.


Besides, the connection between these activities can be different in various places. In certain regions, terrorist organizations are deeply involved in drug trafficking to finance their activities. For example, "Sendero Luminoso"…


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