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Evaluating the economic impact of Mexico ’ s drug trafficking industry

  title={Evaluating the economic impact of Mexico ’ s drug trafficking industry},
  author={Viridiana R{\'i}os},
By analyzing and gathering quantitative data, this paper presents the first formal economic analysis of the impacts of the drug trafficking industry in Mexico until 2006. The analysis measures the number of drug-traffic employees, the amount of cash and investments generated by the drug-trafficking industry, the monetary costs of violence and corruption, the estimated losses in foreign investment, and the costs generated by local drug abuse. While the authors acknowledge that in some small and… 

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