The Feminist Political Ecology of the Drug-Trade in Mexico

This article explores through feminist political ecology lens the entanglements of the environmental and social dimensions of the war on drugs in the northern region of Mexico. The new geographies being traced by drug cartels that have reconfigured Mexico’s invisible cartographies as well have shifted the power relationships that define who gets access to, or who takes control over natural resources. The intention of this paper is to provide primary explorations of a possible framework for considering the intersectionality of the ever-broadening environmental, cultural, and social factors of the drug trade in Mexico and the country’s narco-culture.

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