Informative Speech

Topics: Colombia, Mexican Drug War, Pablo Escobar Pages: 4 (969 words) Published: May 8, 2013
Max Windsor
Culture Speech Outline
Mr. Meyer
April 10, 2013
Informational Speech: The Columbian Drug Cartel
* Title: The Columbian Drug Cartel
* General Purpose: To inform
* Specific Purpose: To inform the audience on the major aspects of the Columbian Drug Cartel by focusing on the two larges Cartels in Columbia—Medellin Cartel and Cali Cartel. * Central Idea: By first focusing on the generalized synopsis of how the Columbian Drug Cartels function, I will then be able to give a more detailed account of the two larges Cartels from Columbia—Medellin Cartel and the Cali Cartel. * Introduction:

* What do Walmart, Boeing, Pepsi Co., and Columbian Drug Cartels have in common? * Well the first three are legal fortune 500 companies * Columbian Drug Cartels are just run like one

* Drug Cartels are Criminal Organizations with the main focus of promoting and controlling drug trafficking * Started around the 1970s as small cocaine smuggling business * Could process a kilo of cocaine for $1,500 in Columbia * Sell that same kilo for $50,000 in America

* By the 1980’s, the drug exports in Columbia exceeded coffee by 30% and the drug Cartels were held not only the most land, but also the most political power in Columbia * Today, I will inform you of the major aspects of the trafficking of drugs from Columbian by focusing on the two larges Cartels in Columbian History—the Medellin Cartel and the Cali Cartel. * Body:

Transition: First, it is important to give you a general background and the general overview of the drug trafficking industry in Columbia so as to understand how the Medellin and Cali Cartels first came into power and stripped of their dominance * Overview:

* As I stated before,
* Started in 1970s as a small smuggling business * By the late 1970s the trafficking industry became one of the most profiting products processed in...

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Filippone, Robert. "The Medellin Cartel: Why We Can 't Win The Drug War." Studies In Conflict & Terrorism 17.4 (1994): 323-344. SocINDEX with Full Text. Web. 10 Apr. 2013.
Thoumi, Francisco E. "Drug Lords. The Rise And Fall Of The Cali Cartel. The Richest, Most Powerful Crime Syndicate In History." Global Crime 10.3 (2009): 288-290. SocINDEX with Full Text. Web. 10 Apr. 2013.
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