U.S.–Mexico Border Violence
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For the past few years, drug-related violence in Mexico has reached epidemic proportions. More than 6,500 people were killed in 2009 alone — up from 6,200 in 2008 and 2,700 in 2007.
Much of the increase in violent crime has been attributed to the Mexican Government’s crackdown on criminal cartels, which was initiated in December 2006 by the newly inaugurated president, Felipe Calderón. Law enforcement pressure increased the competition between crime organizations for key smuggling routes and distribution networks, resulting in intense battles and greater loss of life. Government officials, jour…
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Gun Trafficking and the Fight Against CartelsRead More
Testimony of Former OAS Ambassador Harriet BabbittRead More
U.S. Government Accountability Office ReportRead More
The U.S.-Latin America Security AgreementRead More
The Office of National Drug Control Policy ReportRead More
Pro & Con
Are Less Restrictive U.S. Gun Laws Contributing to the Spread of Violent Crime in Mexico?