From Spent Cartridges to Militarization: The Military and the Political Right in Modern Mexico

@inproceedings{Rath2016FromSC,
  title={From Spent Cartridges to Militarization: The Military and the Political Right in Modern Mexico},
  author={T. Rath},
  year={2016}
}
In December 2006, Mexico's newly elected president, Enrique Calderon, sent 6,700 Mexican troops into the state of Michoacan to combat organized crime. The following month, television pictures showed Calderon reviewing these forces dressed in olive green military fatigues and surrounded by a cohort of officers. Soon after, Calderon began to talk of waging a "frontal war" against organized crime. Although some left-wing journalists worried about military's involvement in policing and mocked Cal… Expand

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