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Disappearances in the Post-Transition Era in Latin America$
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Karina Ansolabehere, Barbara A. Frey, and Leigh A. Payne

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780197267226

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197267226.001.0001

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Disappearances in Mexico: An Analysis Based on the Northeast Region

Disappearances in Mexico: An Analysis Based on the Northeast Region

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(p.73) 4 Disappearances in Mexico: An Analysis Based on the Northeast Region
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Disappearances in the Post-Transition Era in Latin America
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Karina Ansolabehere

Alvaro Martos

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197267226.003.0005

The research for this chapter focuses on the analysis of the characteristics of disappearances in Mexico through four logics: its clandestine nature, disposable peoples, political economy, and ambiguous loss. Each of these logics describes and explains the subtle meanings behind disappearances in an environment characterised by a convergence of multiple forms of violence. Disappearance in this context is used as a specific repertoire of violent action. The empirical analysis uses an original database containing information on 1364 disappearance cases documented by human rights NGOs in Northeastern México (Tamaulipas, Nuevo León and Coahuila) between 2007 and 2017, in the context of the so-called ‘war on drugs’ as well us document analysis.

Keywords:   Coahuila, Disappearance, Logics of disappearance, México, Nuevo León, State violence, Tamaulipas

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