Shifting sands: Changing Geography of the Mexican Drug War | Sinica Geography 400 |

FIVE years ago next week, Felipe Calderón took office as Mexico’s president and launched a crackdown against organised crime.


While the rates of murders are plateauing at 12,000 per year, internally where are these murders taking place?  Which places are becoming more critical to control?  Murders are shifting east (From Sinaloa and Chihuahua to Nuevo Leon and Veracruz).  Why is this shift occurring?  What does this shift indicate politically and economically for Mexico?

Via Seth Dixon