The Mexican Drug War’s Collateral Damages on Women

  title={The Mexican Drug War’s Collateral Damages on Women},
  author={Evelyn Salinas},
This paper examines the Mexican drug war from a postcolonial and feminist perspective. The postcolonial framework serves to expose how the U.S.-led War on Drugs is a new instrument of colonial practice that allows the U.S. to maintain a political and economic sphere of influence in Latin America. In addition the feminist perspective enables to examine how the collateral damages of this drug war affect people different depending on the intersection of their sex, gender, race or class… 

Risk and security on the Mexico-to-US migrant journey: women’s testimonios of violence

Abstract In this article, I argue that immigrants’ meanings, perceptions, and feelings of risk and (in)security are relational, multi-scalar, and contextual to lived experiences before, during, and

Families, Lovers, and Friends: Women, Social Networks, and Transnational Cocaine Smuggling from Curaçao and Peru

Research on the role of women in organised crime used to be relatively scarce, but since the end of the 1990s more and more research has been conducted on this particular topic. Through this research



Mexico: Narco-Violence and a Failed State?

Bloodshed connected with Mexican drug cartels, how they emerged, and their impact on the United States is the subject of this frightening book. Savage narcotics-related decapitations, castrations,

Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide

In this revolutionary text, prominent Native American studies scholar and activist Andrea Smith reveals the connections between different forms of violence—perpetrated by the state and by society at

The War on Drugs in Mexico: a failed state?

Abstract This article focuses on the continued attractiveness of ‘failed state’ strategic thinking that stretches across policy-making and academic circles and links it to the issue of the War on

The Media-Entertainment Industry and the “War on Drugs” in Mexico

Since 2006, Mexico has militarized its “war on drugs,” backed by the United States. Examination of this drug war from a critical political economic angle suggests that the neoliberal reforms

Collateral damage: the ‘War on Drugs’, and the Latin America and Caribbean region: policy recommendations for the Obama administration

The Obama administration has an historic opportunity to reform the US ‘War on Drugs’ (WOD) policies in the strategically important Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region. This paper examines the

Drugs and Democracy in Latin America: The Impact Of U.S. Policy

The U.S. War on Drugs: Its Impact on Latin America and the Caribbean - the Editors. The U.S. Military and the War on Drugs - A. Isacson. U.S. Law Enforcement and the War on Drugs - R. Neild. Bolivia

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

“More African Americans are under the control of the criminal justice system today – in prison or jail, on probation or parole – than were enslaved in 1850. Discrimination in housing, education,

Paramilitarism and State-Terrorism in Mexico as a Case Study of Shrinking Functions of the Neoliberal State

Abstract Although the drug wars in Mexico have been headline news, state violence has historically played an important role in repressing the struggle of labor, peasants and popular movements. The

Security, Migration, and the Economy in the Texas–Tamaulipas Border Region: The “Real” Effects of Mexico's Drug War

This article analyzes the effects of Mexico's drug war on security, migration, and the economy on the eastern U.S.–Mexico border between the state of Texas and the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. Both

Crossing Mexico: Structural violence and the commodification of undocumented Central American migrants

  • W. Vogt
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • 2013
The undocumented-migrant journey across Mexico has become a site of intense violence, exploitation, and profit making within the logics of capitalism. While transnational migration is often