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Mexico’s Drug Trafficking Organizations: Source and Scope of the Rising Violence

Categories: Colombia,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Mexico

This report provides background information on drug trafficking in Mexico, identifies the major organizations, discusses how the crime landscape has been altered by fragmentation, and assesses the context, scope, and scale of the violence.  Also compares Mexican drug violence with Colombian drug violence and analyzes prospects for curbing violence in the future.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists