Applying lessons from Colombia to Mexico
- December 3, 2010
- An article by Nathan Jones, political science graduate student and Center for Global Peace & Conflict Studies Scholar, is featured on the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Mexico Portal December 1, 2010
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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