Fight or Flight

Insurgency and Migration, Surveillance and Complexity


In the last chapter we observed that a number of small resistance groups sprouted in Guerrero during the early 1960s to protest against an emerging agricultural crisis as well as the exclusionary features associated with the semifeudal cacique system. These groups were greeted by government repression that aimed at shrinking political space for the marginalized population, a move that contributed to the founding of guerrilla movements led by Genero Vásquez and the revered Lucio Cabañas. This sparked even more repression through brutal government efforts to exterminate the insurgency during the now infamous Dirty War, a disturbing era marked by flashes of state terror and genocide.


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