Drug Trafficking Organizations and Counter-drug Strategies in the U . S .-mexican Context

  title={Drug Trafficking Organizations and Counter-drug Strategies in the U . S .-mexican Context},
  author={Luis Astorga and David A. Shirk},
The proliferation and impunity of organized crime groups involved in drug trafficking in recent years is one of the most pressing public concerns in Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. These groups have perpetrated increasingly brazen, spectacular acts of violence that have resulted in thousands of deaths. From 2001 to 2009, there were more than 20,000 killings attributed to drug trafficking organizations (or DTOs), with the extreme levels of violence in 2008 and 2009 contributing to more… CONTINUE READING

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