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SANCHEZ MUNGUIA, Vicente. The Current Mexican Government's Fight Against Crime in the U.S.-Mexican Border. Frontera norte [online]. 2011, vol.23, n.45, pp. 97-129. ISSN 0187-7372.

The aim of this paper is to analyze the environment of insecurity and violence associated with drug trafficking on the u.S.-Mexican border, and the actions taken by the federal government to dismantle criminal organizations that fght to control the market and access to border crossing points for the introduction of drugs into the united States. The assumption is that violence and insecurity have existed on the border for a long time , but that the agencies responsible for border control and security are now part of the problem because of their association withcri-minal gangs, which in turn have strengthened their presence by taking root among sections of border society.

Palabras llave : Border; government; drug trafficking; safe; corruption.

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