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The Impact of President Felipe Calderón’s War on Drugs in the Armed Forces: The Prospects for Mexico’s “Militarization” and Bilateral Relations (Enlarged Edition) By George W. Grayson, The Strategic Studies Institute
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As if combating vicious narco-syndicates were not a sufficiently formidable challenge, the Mexican government has assigned such additional roles to the Army and Navy as overseeing customs agents,... More > serving as state and municipal security chiefs, taking charge of prisons, protecting airports, safeguarding migrants, functioning as firefighters, preventing drug trafficking around schools, establishing recreational programs for children, and standing guard 24-hours a day over boxes of ballots cast in recent elections. This expansion of duties has sparked the accusation that Mexico is being “militarized.” A creative outreach program includes parades and other ceremonial extravaganzas, pilots encourage adults and children to hop into the seat of a helicopter; other wide-eyed youngsters grasp the controls of anti-aircraft weapons; admiring onlookers are invited to shake hands and have photos taken with nationally prominent military athletes; in Veracruz and other ports, residents are given tours of ships...< Less
Adapting, Transforming, and Modernizing Under Fire: The Mexican Military 2006-11 (Letort Paper) [Enlarged Edition] By Inigo Guevara Moyano, U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
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Since President Felipe Calderon took office in December 2006, Mexico has embarked upon the implementation of a culture of law and security that has triggered a war with organized crime. This war has... More > involved all sectors of society and has activated a series of renovations in its armed forces, which to date remain the most trusted institutions in Mexican society. This groundbreaking Letort Paper is an important contribution to an understanding of the structure, culture, motivators, and challenges of the Mexican military in the 21st century. Mr. Iñigo Guevara Moyano, a Mexican researcher and writer, provides a clear picture of doctrinal and structural transformations, adaptations, and improvement that the Mexican armed forces have endured over the past 5 years. Mr. Moyano focuses on how the counternarcotic role has impacted its organization, deployments, and operations, and how it has generated new doctrinal and equipment requirements.< Less
Mexico’s “Narco-Refugees”: The Looming Challenge for U.S. National Security [Enlarged Edition] By Paul Rexton Kan, Strategic Studies Institute
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Since 2006, when Mexican president Felipe Calderon declared war on the drug cartels, there has been a rise in the number of Mexican nationals seeking political asylum in the United States to escape... More > the ongoing drug cartel violence in their home country. Political asylum cases in general are claimed by those who are targeted for their political beliefs or ethnicity in countries that are repressive or are failing. Mexico is neither. Nonetheless, if the health of the Mexican state declines because criminal violence continues, increases, or spreads, U.S. communities will feel an even greater burden on their systems of public safety and public health from "narco-refugees." Given the ever increasing cruelty of the cartels, the question is whether and how the U.S. Government should begin to prepare for what could be a new wave of migrants coming from Mexico. Allowing Mexicans to claim asylum could potentially open a flood gate of migrants to the United States during a time when there is a very contentious national..< Less
The Reality of a Mexican Mega Cartel By Sam Logan
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21 pages and four appendices - Mexican organized crime is known for its ability to smuggle anything into the United States. The factions that battle over control of the busiest border crossings into... More > the US are extremely adept at smuggling drugs, chemicals, humans, or just about anything across the border to the north. They smuggle weapons and bulk money back south. From the Tijuana-San Diego crossing to the Matamoros-Brownsville crossing, the Mexico-U.S. border is more porous now than ever before. It is inevitable that one gang will rise to the top. When this happens, the US-Mexico border, already a soft-under belly will be controlled by one Mega-Cartel with the potential to earn over 50 billion dollars a year. It is a reality that is not far off in Mexico’s future and very well could emerge during the term of Mexico’s next president, Felipe Calderon the hand-picked successor of out-going president Vicente Fox.< Less
EL VAMPIRO DROGADICTO By Gerónimo de Sade
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Antología de cuentos de ficción donde afloran temas como las adicciones, las drogas, el narcotráfico, la legalización de la mariguana, la educación,... More > globalización del crimen, ignorancia y otros más. Muchos de estos temas en boca del pueblo mexicano que atraviesa un periodo sanguinario desde que Felipe Calderón Hinojosa asumiera la presidencia de la república en 2006 y declarara la guerra al narcotráfico. Algunos con un toque de humor negro, dirigidos a cuestionarse sobre uno mismo y nuestro entorno, donde sin duda alguna, el lector se identificará con más de alguno de sus personajes. Blog del autor: http://geronimodesade.blogspot.com/< Less
EL VAMPIRO DROGADICTO By Gerónimo de Sade
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Antología de cuentos de ficción donde afloran temas como las adicciones, las drogas, el narcotráfico, la legalización de la mariguana, la educación,... More > globalización del crimen, ignorancia y otros más. Muchos de estos temas en boca del pueblo mexicano que atraviesa un periodo sanguinario desde que Felipe Calderón Hinojosa asumiera la presidencia de la república en 2006 y declarara la guerra al narcotráfico. Algunos con un toque de humor negro, dirigidos a cuestionarse sobre uno mismo y nuestro entorno, donde sin duda alguna, el lector se identificará con más de alguno de sus personajes. Blog del autor:http://geronimodesade.blogspot.com/< Less