From the Mexico Portal:
Mexican elites are naturally reticent when it comes to comparisons with Colombia.  They view their organized crime problem as very different from that of Colombia’s problems with the Medellin and Cali Cartels in the 1990’s and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarios de Colombia (FARC) guerrillas of the last decade.  For example, they say Colombia faced insurgency, not purely narco-violence, Colombia is more a drug producing state than a drug transit state and Colombia’s violence was largely rural not urban.  For Mexican elites the diagnosis of “narco-insurgency” is incorrect and thus the prescription of “counterinsurgency,” which embodied Colombia’s national security strategy under President Alvaro Uribe, known as “Democratic Security,” is also wrong for Mexico.
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