(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Is Narco-Violence in Mexico Terrorism?

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) University of Texas at El Paso
(2) University of Oregon


This article examines the forms of narco-violence in Mexico in light of the literature on terrorism and contemporary Mexican politics. It suggests three overlapping dimensions of narco-violence that should be considered terrorism: (a) narco-terror as a struggle for regional political control; (b) narco-terror as a practice ordered by cartel leaders rather than spontaneous violence of foot soldiers; and (c) narco-terror as an expansion strategy from solely drug trafficking to other kinds of organised crime


Article of periodic

published at : Bulletin of Latin American research / ISSN 1470-9856

Editor : Blackwell , Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1995)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 33, no2 [pp. 158-173]
Published in 2014



Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : 10.1111/blar.12145

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