Mexico's Drug Trafficking Organizations: Source and Scope of the Rising Violence

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This report provides background on drug trafficking in Mexico: it identifies the major drug trafficking organizations (DTOs); how the organized crime “landscape” has been altered by fragmentation; and analyzes the context, scope, and scale of the violence. It examines current trends of the violence, analyzes prospects for curbing violence in the future, and compares it with violence in Colombia.

Creator(s): Beittel, June S.
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Creation Date: June 8, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Beittel, June S.

Analyst in Latin American Affairs

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: June 8, 2012
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Mexico
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United States
Description:

This report provides background on drug trafficking in Mexico: it identifies the major drug trafficking organizations (DTOs); how the organized crime “landscape” has been altered by fragmentation; and analyzes the context, scope, and scale of the violence. It examines current trends of the violence, analyzes prospects for curbing violence in the future, and compares it with violence in Colombia.

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46 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Resource Type: Report
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