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Morir es un Alivio (2021)
Book
Garcia-Reyes, K. (2021). Morir es un Alivio. Planeta

Dying is a Relief is a new book by Dr. Karina García Reyes based on interviews conducted with men who previously worked in various roles for criminal groups in Mexico (original title in Spanish: Morir es un Alivio, Planeta, 2021).

Debunking the Narco myth (2020)
Digital Artefact
Garcia-Reyes, K. (2020). Debunking the Narco myth. [UC San Diego’s Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies]

Who is a narco? The details may vary, but our mental image is usually very similar. We picture a young man, working class, non-white, poorly educated, festooned in a cowboy hat or other flamboyant outfit. In this, the entertainment industry has done... Read More about Debunking the Narco myth.

Violence within: Understanding the use of violent practices among Mexican drug traffickers (2019)
Working Paper
Garcia-Reyes, K. Violence within: Understanding the use of violent practices among Mexican drug traffickers

This paper provides first-hand data regarding the perpetrators’ perspectives about their engagement in practices of drug trafficking-related violence in Mexico such as murder, kidnapping, and torture. Drawing on the life stories of thirty-three form... Read More about Violence within: Understanding the use of violent practices among Mexican drug traffickers.