Violence on the "Forgotten" Border: Mexico's Drug War, the State, and the Paramilitarization of Organized Crime in Tamaulipas in a "New Democratic Era"

@inproceedings{CorreaCabrera2014ViolenceOT,
  title={Violence on the "Forgotten" Border: Mexico's Drug War, the State, and the Paramilitarization of Organized Crime in Tamaulipas in a "New Democratic Era"},
  author={Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera},
  year={2014}
}
This article explains the high levels of violence on the Mexican side of the Texas-Tamaulipas border. The study finds that the recent violence increase in this region--referred to as the "forgotten border" in this writing--has been the result of the following factors: a new configuration of organized crime in a new democratic era, the separation of the Zetas from the Gulf Cartel, the security strategy of the Mexican government, a stagnant economy, and rampant corruption. These conditions have… CONTINUE READING

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