Mérida Initiative: Transnational Security Governance or Governance Intervention?
Prof. Dr. Marianne Braig
SFB Governance Newsletter
Free Universität Berlin
The war on drug cartels failed. Proof are the 80,000 dead and the approximately 30,000 missing persons as well as the brutal atrocities that have altered Mexican society during past years. The drug war determined the term of office of retiring Mexican president Felipe Calderón (2006-2012) and is equally intertwined with the Mérida Initiative (MI) which was launched in 2008 and was to introduce a new era of security cooperation between the USA, Mexico, and Central America.
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