Luis Astorga

Luis Astorga
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México | UNAM · Institute of Social Research

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ASTORGA, Luis (2002) “The Social Construction of the Identity of the Trafficker”, Globalisation, Drugs and Criminalisation Final Research Report on Brazil, China, India and Mexico, Part 3. UNESCO, pp. 39-55. Astorga, Luis (2002) “The Field of Drug Trafficking in Mexico”, Globalisation, Drugs and Criminalisation Final Research Report on Brazil, Ch...
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The text below characterizes the phenomenon of organized crime in Mexico, which is dominated by illegal drug trafficking organizations and provokes high levels of violence, and its relationship with the configuration of political power. In order to understand the dimensions of the problem, this contribution also explores the definitions that have b...
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Interview with Luis Astorga. Illegal drugs and society : Mexican experiences Sociologist Luis Astorga sketches in this interview some characteristics and trends of drug trafficking organizations. He stresses the importance of the territory for their development, not only as a “soil’ from which they grow, but also the control of the border crossings...
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Arms trafficking from the United States to Mexico is a central issue in bilateral relations, closely linked to drug trafficking and, in particular, the lethal violence unleashed by Mexican drug trafficking organizations. Violence is always a possibility in any illegal activity, but the magnitude of the current violence is largely related to the ava...
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The proliferation and impunity of organized crime groups involved in drug trafficking in recent years is one of the most pressing public concerns in Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. While the vast majority of this violence remains concentrated within Mexico, it has raised very serious concerns among U.S. observers about possible “spillover...
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Drug Geopolitics in Mexico: Sinaloan Hegemony on Illicit Drug Trade Most leaders of the drug trafficking organisations that operate everywhere in Mexico are from Sinaloa State. The Sinaloans have been hegemonic in the field of drug trafficking at least since World War II, and even more conspicuously since the 1970s. During the presidency of Carlos...
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The Mexican State's involvement in the fight against drugs has gone through several stages marked chiefly by legal and police action in keeping with the model of United States inspiration instituted in the early twentieth century. This paper seeks to show some of the limits to that model, built up in recent years by growing military participation,...
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L’intervention de l’Etat mexicain dans la lutte contre le trafic de drogue est passee par plusieurs etapes, caracterisees essentiellement par des actions juridiques et policieres et inspirees du modele que les Etats-Unis ont institue au debut du xxe siecle. Cet article se propose de mettre en relief certaines des limites que presente ce modele, que...
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A mediados de los años setenta se inicia el registro, grabación y difusión amplia de los primeros corridos sobre traficantes de drogas en el norte de México. En este artículo se presenta una muestra de dichos corridos, que se refieren a la cocaína, los medios en que se transporta, las armas empleadas para ello, la movilidad social, los infortunios...
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The objective of this work is to analyse some of the most important, relevant and recent trends of the drug phenomenon in Mexico. A rapidly developing area of power, the connections between the drugs traffic, the political and military spheres and some famous entrepreneurs linked to the party in power have been mentioned many times during the last...
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El traficante de drogas, como categoría social que empieza a cobrar forma a principios del siglo XX, debido a la ilegalidad de sus actividades es difícilmente estudiable; a partir de los años setenta, los corridos sobre traficantes han permitido construir una identidad para esa categoría social, que hasta entonces había estado configurada por el mo...
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Una idea de G. Dumézil acerca del significado original de la tríada census, censor, censura y permite esbozar algunos elementos para el análisis sociológico de los censos y del campo de los acreedores de sentido demográfico. Los censos no son una fotografía de la "realidad", sino un conjunto de categorías de clasificación legitimadas que conforman...
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PIP: The author presents a historical overview of the discipline of demography, beginning with the etymology of the word. A discussion of why the study of population came to be seen as important and a review of the various demographic schools of thought follow. The author concludes with a presentation of some modern approaches, including neo-Malthu...
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El objetivo de este trabajo es mostrar la génesis y el funcionamiento de la "política de población" en México como parte de una relación de fuerzas cuyo objetivo es controlar los modos de reproducción de las clases trabajadoras.
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Sobre la base del vínculo que históricamente ha ligado al narcotráfico con la vida política de México, el autor estudia el contexto que ha convertido tal delito en tema central de la seguridad nacional, en particular en los dos últimos sexenios. Y la política que para combatirlo han puesto en marcha los sucesivos gobiernos.
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Crónica de la evolución del tráfico y consumo de drogas en México, de la usual y legítima ingestión de compuestos de opio a fines del siglo XIX, a los largos y complejos tentáculos que en la actualidad el crimen organizado ha extendido a grandes áreas de la vida nacional, incluido -por supuesto- el ámbito público.

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