Unlike Argentina, Mexico has been devastated by illegal drugs. Over the last decade, approximately 100,000 people have died in the so-called war on drugs, and close to 36,000 have disappeared and are presumed dead. This chapter strudies the "human tragedy" of Mexican´s war on drugs. It estimate the size of its domestic market and the effects of criminal diversification. It finishes with a set of hypotheses that explain the effects of the illegal drug business on the severe deterioration of citizen security in this country.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Latin American Studies on Insecurity & ViolenceNational University of Tres de FebreroBuenos AiresArgentina

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