Oct 17, 2011

Mexico Drug War: Violence Forces Narco-Refugees into US

A summary of the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute report, with additional information on the refugee flight from Mexico. 

InSight Crime: "Violence driven by organized crime in Mexico and Central America has forced thousands from their homes, with some fleeing over international borders, though the situation has not reached anything like the level of displacement seen in Colombia.

The increase in Mexican "narco-refugees" is the subject of a new report from the Strategic Studies Institute, an academic offshoot of the U.S. Army. As author Paul Rexton Kan argues, the rising number of Mexicans seeking asylum reflects a rapidly changing environment in Mexico, and has the potential to create a serious set of headaches for U.S. policy-makers." read more

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