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Towards a Transformation of Mexico's Security Strategy


Mexico’s security is notoriously plagued by organised crime-related violence: government policies have so far been counter-productive, but other strategies could prove more successful

Mexico has been struggling with notoriously high levels of organised crime-related violence for years. The strategy adopted by the Calderón administration relied on largescale joint operations with strong military components to fight the cartels in a cartel decapitation strategy. The short-term success of this approach was however countered by its long-term consequences, which increased cartel fragmentation and related violence. Eduardo Guerrero analyses the landscape of

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