Jan 3, 2012

Mexico Crime and Corruption: Do Gangs Control 70% of Mexico?

InSight Crime: "A new report from a renowned Mexican crime analyst says that 71.5 percent of the nation’s municipalities are under criminal control. But the reality of illicit activity is can hardly be described through a simple label like “control”. ... As El Universal reports, the conclusions come from Edgardo Buscaglia, a professor at Mexico’s ITAM university.

... But while there is no question that municipal officials are targets for Mexico’s criminal gangs in ever greater numbers, there are reasons to be skeptical of Buscaglia’s conclusions. Particularly problematic is his reasoning that if criminal activities are conducted openly, that means a particular group now controls the local government. While blatant examples of impunity suggest some degree of official collusion, there is a great deal of distance between some corrupt interaction and a gang’s total control of a city. The reality is, of course, much more complicated.read more

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