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Accession Number ADA574223
Title Narcocultura: A Threat to Mexican National Security.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 111p
Personal Author A. A. Fugate
Abstract This project analyzes the collective identity and narratives surrounding the culture of the drug trafficking organizations (DTOs), or narcocultura, in Mexico. It questions whether the visible cultural artifacts of the DTOs reflect a cultural identity or if they create an identity that threatens Mexican national security. The analysis establishes that narcocultura is a relevant framework within which to study Mexican transnational organized crime (TOC). The study utilizes both cultural and security studies to illuminate the development of narcocultura in Mexico. It also assesses the transmission of narcocultura through social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. In addition, the study looks at past and present methods that the Mexican government has used at the municipal, state, and federal levels to prevent the spread of narcocultura. When the aforesaid theories are applied to narcocultura, they reveal essential vulnerabilities that the Mexican government can exploit against DTOs.
Keywords Containment(General)
Drug smuggling
Drug trafficking organizations
Information systems
Law enforcement
National security
Social media

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
92C - Social Concerns
92B - Psychology
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Dept. of National Security Affairs.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N/A

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