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Debunking the Narco myth

Garcia-Reyes, Karina

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Karina Garcia-Reyes


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 a brilliant job in (re)producing a stereotype. But it’s also a myth, and this myth has led to ineffective policies that allow the real narcos to remain the shadows.


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

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Publication Date Nov 18, 2020
Deposit Date Jan 24, 2023
Publicly Available Date Jan 24, 2023
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