U.S.-Mexico Drug Trafficking: Globalization, Cooperation and Challenges
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AuthorGachúz Maya, Juan Carlos
Grupo de Estudios en Seguridad Internacional, GESI
Drug traffickingCooperationGlobalizationOrganized crime
Juan Carlos Gachúz Maya, “U.S.-Mexico Drug Trafficking: Globalization, Cooperation and Challenges”, Revista de Estudios en Seguridad Internacional, Vol. 5, No. 1, (2019), pp. 21-35.
Criminal organizations have taken advantage of some of the benefits of the globalization process, have expanded their networks and have become groups that operate regionally and transnationally. The context of globalization entails the need to reform the structure of institutions and their way of operating at the domestic and regional levels. International cooperation between national institutions is not enough to face international challenges such as regional and global crime. The fight against drug trafficking networks between the U.S. and Mexico demands new institutional structures that involve the participation of state and non-state actors at a regional and global level.