La violencia en México
|The United States' insatiable appetite for illegal substances has fueled a desperate battle between drug cartels and the Mexican government, fought with arms largely purchased in the U.S. and smuggled into Mexico. Since 2008, when President Felipe Calderón "declared war" on the smuggler cartels, more than 28,000 people, including police, judges, prosecutors, elected public officials as well as thousands of innocent bystanders have been murdered.|
There are a number of blogs which are keeping track of narco-violence in Mexico and in the border region. They include
News and discussion of U.S.-Mexico border issues. Managed by Molly Molloy, Border & Latin American specialist at New Mexico State University Library.
Reporter's notebook, by Monica Ortiz Uribe
Borderland Beat, a blog dedicated to reporting on organized crime on the border between the U.S. and Mexico
America's Mexico Blog
"The Americas MexicoBlog of the CIP Americas Program chronicles and analyzes, in English, the latest developments in the U.S. and the consequences in Mexico of U.S. policies in the War on Drugs, Immigration and Globalization, together with the related political dynamics in both countries."
Narco Mexico--News links and information about narcoviolence in Mexico, with links to Noroeste, Proceso, Milenio, El Universal, and other news reporting on the situation.
Ciudad Juárez, en la sombra de narcotráfico
Ciudad Juárez, in the shadow of narcotráfico--all rights reserved, by Judith Torrea
Mexico's Drug War
"An ongoing analysis of border violence issues by an experienced intelligence professional."
El Blog del Narco
Text in Spanish, with many pictures. Sensitive viewers should use caution.
"Mexican news & opinion," with many links to press items.
Narco News Bulletin
"Reporting on the Drug War and Democracy from all América."
For further assistance on this topic, contact Peter Stern, Latin American Bibliographer
Books & reports on narco-violence
Council on Foreign Relations: The Drug War in Mexico
Confronting a Shared Threat.
E-links & Databases
Databases: Try databases which deal with Latin America, politics, or social issues, including
Full text policy papers from think tanks, research institutes, and agencies.
Newspapers & news bulletins:
Congressional Quarterly research bulletin.