El Salvador's Drug Experience in Mexico

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  • Liza Gupta Jindal Center of International Affairs, O.P. Jindal Global University




Cartels, Drug Trafficking, Mexico, Nations, and Gangs


This paper examines the potential for a comparable agreement in Mexico. In order to comprehend the viability of implementing El Salvador's experience, to determine whether negotiations or a violent approach has been effective in containing cartel violence. To check if there are any similarities between El Salvador's drug trafficking organizations and gangs. Mexico's drug cartels by gaining an understanding of both nations' landscapes. There is no hope of eliminating violence in these countries through violent means. Further divisions and the emergence of other, more aggressive organizations would follow. In the event of a civil war between cartels and states, highly trained security forces would be required to operate in a variety of terrains, such as deserts, jungles, and metropolitan areas.


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How to Cite

Gupta, L. . (2023). El Salvador’s Drug Experience in Mexico. International Journal of Social, Political and Economic Research, 10(1), 49–53. https://doi.org/10.46291/IJOSPERvol10iss1pp49-53