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

An explanation of recent trends in Mexico's criminal violence, discussing the current configuration of groups and how to classify them (cartels, transnational criminal organizations, insurgents etc.). An appendix compares Colombia and Mexico.

Country: 
Mexico
Report For: 
2012
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Issued by: 
Congressional Research Service
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on: 
Fri, 06/08/2012