Globalization and [drug wars]

Effects are larger where international competition is likely to disproportionately affect young, less-educated men…

Our study concludes that if Chinese exports to the United States had not risen significantly during 2007 – 10, the increase in drug-related homicides in Mexico in our sample – totaling about 6,000 in 2007 and more than 20,000 in 2010 – would have been about 27 percent lower… with… international drug trade… reverberations will transcend international boundaries. Governments, civil society, and the international community must work together to reduce the social impact of economic integration and develop practical approaches to mitigating the costs.

Original Article (IMF):
Globalization and narcos
Artwork Fair Use: Karen apricot


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