Director / Editor: Victor Teboul, Ph.D.
Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Mexican government failing to provide decent jobs for vulnerable youth – leaving the door open to cartel recruitment

By Raul Zepeda Gil, Lecturer in Development Studies, University of Oxford
Mexico’s “war on drugs” began in 2006, when the newly elected president, Felipe Calderón, ordered thousands of troops onto the streets in an attempt to combat drug violence.

The results have been disastrous. The government’s military operations have forced drug cartels to recruit intensively to protect their trafficking routes, and homicide rates have soared. In 2021, 28 in every 100,000 people were killed in Mexico – around three…The Conversation

Read complete article

© The Conversation -
Subscribe to

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter