Drug-Related Conflict in Mexico

No.2(2011)

Abstract
The paper analyses both the conflict between the federal government and organized crime groups, and the war between the organized crime groups themselves in Mexico at the beginning of the 21st century. The analytical framework consists of the analysis of violence and the dynamics of the conflicts according to the theoretical background defined by the Uppsala Conflict Data Program. The article briefly discusses the history of conflict, the relevant actors, incompatibility of values, the dynamics of clashes and possible solutions.

Keywords:
Mexico; organized crime; conflict; war; UCDP; drugs
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