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Paramilitarism and State-Terrorism in Mexico as a Case Study of Shrinking Functions of the Neoliberal State

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AbstractAlthough the drug wars in Mexico have been headline news, state violence has historically played an important role in repressing the struggle of labor, peasants and popular movements. The drug war has resulted in an expansion of the army and federal police, which has caused more corruption, social instability and growing amounts of human rights violations. Consequently, the neo-liberal project of disenfranchisement and dislocation has accelerated with the violence.

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