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Justice at the Barrel of a Gun: Vigilante Militias in Mexico

Latin America Briefing N°29, 28 May 2013

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The rise of civilian militias to combat lawlessness will make it harder than ever to defeat the cartels unless the government regulates the vigilantes.

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Justice at the Barrel of a Gun: Vigilante Militias in Mexico, Latin America Briefing N°29, 28 May 2013

The rise of civilian militias to combat lawlessness will make it harder than ever to defeat the cartels unless the government regulates the vigilantes.

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Peña Nieto’s Challenge: Criminal Cartels and Rule of Law in Mexico, Latin America Report N°48, 19 Mar 2013

Mexico must build an effective police and justice system, as well as implement comprehensive social programs, if it is to escape the extraordinary violence triggered by the country’s destructive cartels in extortion, kidnapping and control of transnational crime. español

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Criminal Cartels and Rule of Law in Mexico

Javier Ciurlizza, Crisis Group's Latin America Program Director, looks at the challenges and opportunities Mexico faces as it combats drug violence.
International Crisis Group
21 Mar 2013

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The Latin America Crime and Politics blog aims to give you an analysis and commentary on issues surrounding Latin America and the Caribbean. Blog posts are written by Crisis Group field staff in the region.

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Peña Nieto's Challenge: Criminal Cartels and Rule of Law in Mexico

15 March 2013: Javier Ciurlizza, Crisis Group's Latin America Program Director, looks at the challenges and opportunities Mexico faces as it combats drug violence. (Also available in Spanish)