FA – The Rise of Mexico’s Self-Defense Forces

Ana Alves, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Lee University

Across Mexico, the lawlessness and carnage of the drug wars have given rise to scores of local self-defense forces aiming to defend their communities. The federal government may be tempted to disband and disarm these armed vigilantes, but until it can shape up its security sector, the local groups offer an imperfect but acceptable alternative.

via The Rise of Mexico’s Self-Defense Forces.

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