Mexico: Internal security, surveillance, and authoritarianism

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Nelson Arteaga

Abstract

The recent violence linked to drug trafficking in Mexico has been dealt with by the federal government by increasing police presence on the streets and involving the army in public safety activities. This has not decreased violence but has increased cases of human rights violation, and the capabilities of non-regulated surveillance and monitoring of the population. Thus, the new internal security law suggests that the police and the army will be able to “develop intelligence activities” by “any information gathering method.” They will also be able to require information from other authorities that they consider necessary to ensure “constitutional order,” as well as the “continuity” and “survival” of State institutions. The law has generated a wide public debate that contrasts two competing discourses.

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ARTEAGA, Nelson. Mexico: Internal security, surveillance, and authoritarianism. Surveillance & Society, [S.l.], v. 15, n. 3/4, p. 491-495, aug. 2017. ISSN 1477-7487. Available at: <https://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/surveillance-and-society/article/view/6609>. Date accessed: 20 aug. 2017.
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Surveillance; Authoritarianism; Security; Violence
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