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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2021

SIPRI Yearbook 2021

III. Armed conflict in Mexico

Chapter:
3. Armed conflict and peace processes in the Americas
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2021
Author(s):
Marina Caparini

The Government of Mexico is involved in two parallel non-international armed conflicts, one involving the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación, CJNG), and the other involving the Sinaloa Cartel. A third non-international armed conflict in Mexico exists between the CJNG and the Sinaloa Cartel.1 Record high levels of violence in 2019, driven by drug cartels and organized crime, levelled off in 2020, albeit at a very high level. Overall numbers of homicides in 2020 decreased by 0.14 per cent from 2019, with 34 523 homicides recorded by the end of 2020, or 27.01 homicides per 100 000 inhabitants, a decrease of 1.3 per cent compared to in 2019.2 The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) documented 8405 fatalities related to political violence in 2020, down from the 9365 fatalities of 2019.3

Citation (MLA):
Caparini, Marina. "3. Armed conflict and peace processes in the Americas." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 20 Oct. 2021. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192847577/sipri-9780192847577-chapter-003-div1-019.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Caparini, M. (2016). 3. Armed conflict and peace processes in the Americas. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2021: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 20 Oct. 2021, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192847577/sipri-9780192847577-chapter-003-div1-019.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Caparini, Marina. "3. Armed conflict and peace processes in the Americas." In SIPRI Yearbook 2021: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 20 Oct. 2021, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192847577/sipri-9780192847577-chapter-003-div1-019.xml
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