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Forced Migration During the Mexican War on Drugs: Causes and Consequences of Forced Displacement in Michoacan and Tamaulipas

  • Author(s): Espinoza, Miriam
  • Advisor(s): Hern�ndez-Le�n, Rub�n
  • et al.
Abstract

From a historical and sociological point of view, this thesis questions, discusses, analyzes, the causes and consequences of forced migration in Michoacan and Tamaulipas. The spiraling of violence due to the evolution of modus-operandi of organized crime, the militarization of the state, and state violence against the citizenry have created the conditions for displacement to occur. Forced migration is a reaction to the violence, insecurity, and impunity becoming the only venue for survival for those who experience violence directly or collaterally. As a result, those who are forcefully displaced due to the uninhabitable conditions in their homeland, abandon their homes for less violent territories leading to their relocation nationally and internationally in search of security

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