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Self-Defense in Mexico: Indigenous Community Policing and the New Dirty Wars

Luis Hernández Navarro


In Mexico and across other parts of Latin America local Indigenous peoples have built community policing groups as a means of protection where the state has limited control over, and even complicity in, crime and violence. Luis Hernández Navarro, a leading Mexican journalist, offers a riveting investigation of these armed self-defense groups that sprang up around the time of the 1994 Zapatista uprising in Chiapas. Available in English for the first time, the book spotlights the intense precarity of everyday life in parts of Mexico. Hernández Navarro shows how the self-defense response, which n ... More

Keywords: Mexico, Indigenous, Policing, Zapatista Uprising, Self-defense, Community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469654539
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654539.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luis Hernández Navarro, author
La Jornada