Has Mexico Descended Into Civil War?

Beith, Malcolm
June 2008
World Politics Review (19446284);6/ 3/2008, p3
The article reports on the possibility of civil war descending in Mexico. More than 4,000 people have been killed in Mexico since the fight against organized crime was launched in December 2006 by President Felipe Calderón. As of 2008, 178 policemen have been killed. Calderón has almost always been cautious in describing the situation, opting for the word fight, instead of war until a recent meeting with reporters. But civil war might most accurately describe the state of Mexico's current conflict.


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