Influence of transnational drug trafficking on the economy and security of Mexico

Publication type Article
Status Published
Affiliation: National Research University “Higher School of Economics”
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameLatin America
EditionIssue 1

The article examines the impact of transnational drug trafficking on the economy and security of Mexico on the examples of the activities of several Mexican drug cartels operating in different parts of the country. The article analyzes the overall impact of drug crime on the economy and security of the country. Modern trends of drug crime are considered: fragmentation, diversification and competition between the subjects of drug crime. The conclusion of the study is that the federal government's ongoing policy to combat transnational crime only exacerbated the problem, leading to a further decline in the Mexican economy and internal security.


Keywordsdrug cartels, drug trafficking, level of violence, security, war on drugs
Publication date24.01.2022
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