The United States-Mexico Borderland and multidimensional problem of corruption


Abstract

The United States-Mexico Borderlands are indispensably associated with organized crime, drug trafficking and illegal migration from Central America to the U.S. Corruption is a factor facilitating functioning of these activities from many years, prevalent among local authorities, companies or law enforcement bodies. This paper is concerned with the way corruption maintains nowadays at the United States-Mexico Borderlands, and through which activities it reveals. The author especially focuses on the analysis of the corruption of law enforcement bodies responsible for maintaining security along the U.SMexico border, and emphasizes inveteracy of corruption in borderland culture and in awareness of its inhabitants.


Keywords

borderland; USA; Mexico; corruption; smuggling


Published : 2016-12-03


Kotasińska, A. (2016). The United States-Mexico Borderland and multidimensional problem of corruption. Border and Regional Studies, 4(2), 215-228. https://doi.org/10.25167/ppbs406

Anna Kotasińska  anna.kotasinska@uwr.edu.pl
University of Wroclaw  Poland
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1341-788X


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