It has become clear that ex-FARC rebels are now working for the Mexican drug trafficking groups. This information represents a complex for the Mexican and other regional authorities. Clearly, these groups are exploiting the unexpected consequences of the Colombian Peace Agreement.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) has been described as the last hope for Mexico. A nation that is facing unprecedented levels of violence coming from a military conflict against transnational criminal groups. In this climate, AMLO has endorsed a progressive and revolutionary political platform for his presidential campaign, which represents a possibility for reversing Mexico's crisis. One... Continue Reading →
One of the states with the highest levels of violence in Mexico is Guerrero. Located in the southern region of the nation, Guerrero presents precarious conditions for the upcoming democratic elections. The condition of this state comes from the conflict between drug cartels, self-defense groups, and the local authorities. Although this environment appears irreversible, there... Continue Reading →
The Mexican government continues with its conflict against drug trafficking groups. Throughout the last decade, this conflict has become more problematic with these criminal syndicates modifying their operations to respond to the political and economic environment of the nation. During this period, the Mexican authorities have been combating individuals responsible for the illegal extraction... Continue Reading →
Several actors are contributing to the armament of drug trafficking groups in Mexico. This condition complicates the elimination of these criminal groups.
The massacre of 72 migrants from Central America in mexico was facilitaed by the application of different policies.
The United States contributed to the development of Los Zetas with the adoption of inadequate policies.
This articles argues that Mexico is incapable of changing its drug policy due to its ties with the United States. To support this argument, this papers describes Mexico's historical experience with the legalization of illegal drugs.
During the 1990s Mexico was suffering from economic issues, scandals of corruption in federal agencies, and social uprisings. In 1994 the Peso collapsed and which led to economic chaos. Moreover, an uprising of a guerrilla group began in the southern state of Chiapas. Under these conditions, President Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon took office (1994-2000).... Continue Reading →