This article analyzes the counterinsurgency policy and the practice of enforced disappearance deployed by the Mexican State against dissident organizations, particularly guerrilla groups, during the seventies. Based on the analysis of national security documents and case studies, the article proposes a framework that is both explanatory and interpretative, characterizing the logic of counterinsurgency violence in a broadly way. Additionally, it highlights the shifts in the implementation of that violence. This study identifies the particularities of the politics of counterinsurgency in Mexico within the Latin America Cold War process, so that it can cease to be seen as an exceptional case.Keywords: Counterinsurgency; Enforced Disappearance; Mexico; State
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Editores: Ori Preuss; Nahuel Ribke
Instituto Sverdlin de Historia y Cultura de América Latina, Escuela de Historia
Universidad de Tel Aviv, Ramat Aviv,
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