Drug Cartel and Gang Violence in Mexico and Central America
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Drug Cartel and Gang Violence in Mexico and Central America covers topics such as the history and growth of Mexican drug cartels and the central role corruption plays in facilitating drug trafficking while simultaneously debilitating the Mexican state’s efforts to confront them. The rise of Mexican community-based crime fighting is also discussed, as well as the changing role of Central American gangs, particularly in their relationship with Mexican drug-trafficking organizations. This edition features updated information on Mexican drug cartels and Central American gangs and new material explores generational gangs and insurgency.
Compact, yet packed with information and insight, Drug Cartel and Gang Violence in Mexican and Central America can be used in courses on criminal justice, homeland security, and Latin American studies.