Criminal Violence and Internal Displacement in Mexico: Evidence, Perception and Challenges
In this talk, the panelists will present evidence of violence-induced internal displacement in Mexico, the ways in which both society and the government addressed it, and the challenges ahead for Peña Nieto's administration.
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In recent years, Mexico experienced a dramatic increase in violence. The number of homicides, threats, disappearances, extortions, attacks on civilians, journalists, public officials, human rights advocates, and deaths of bystanders increased substantially. This context of violence and impunity has led to both internal and external displacement of hundreds of families. Although there is still no reliable census of the displaced population, empirical evidence suggests that wherever there have been critical outbursts of violence, there has been a breakdown of the traditional social order followed by forced internal displacement.
In this talk, the panelists will present evidence of violence-induced internal displacement, the ways in which both society and the government addressed it, and the challenges ahead for Enrique Peña Nieto's administration.
Laura Rubio Díaz Leal
The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute. Read more
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