“Project Deliverance”: a case study on the relevance of task forces against transnational criminal organizations in U.S.-Mexican relations

​Agustín Maciel-Padilla

Resumen


This is a case study on the advantages of task forces in the fight against drug trafficking in U.S.-Mexican relations. This analysis focuses on the 2010 “Project Deliverance” that at the time was considered one of the most successful initiatives against Mexican drug trafficking networks within the United States based on the operation of task forces, as well as on the collaborative bilateral atmosphere created by the Merida Initiative (MI) to achieve positive outcomes. It addresses the Southwest Border Security Initiative (SBSI), and finally the task force-structure that allowed “Project Deliverance” to be effective.

Este es un estudio de caso sobre las ventajas de las fuerzas de tarea en la lucha contra el tráfico de drogas en las relaciones México-Estados Unidos. El análisis se centra en el “Proyecto Liberación” de 2010, el cual en su momento fue considerado como una de las iniciativas más exitosas contra las redes mexicanas de tráfico de drogas en los Estados Unidos con base en la operación de fuerzas de tarea, así como en una atmósfera bilateral de colaboración creada por la Iniciativa Mérida (MI) para alcanzar resultados positivos. El artículo aborda la Iniciativa de Seguridad de la Frontera Suroeste (SBSI), y finalmente la estructura de la fuerza de tarea que dio efectividad al “Proyecto Liberación”.


Palabras clave


task forces, drug trafficking, drug networks, U.S.-Mexican relations

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/al.2017.4.105
Data publikacji: 2017-05-25 10:15:22
Data złożenia artykułu: 2017-05-25 09:32:03

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