In this comprehensive study published in November 2010, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Washington D.C.-based think tank, tackles the battle in Mexico and studies the joint U.S.-Mexican efforts to slow the blood bath.
While relying on news reports and published materials, the study provides a useful overview of the situation for those who are unfamiliar with the groups involved in the fighting and how the two governments' initiatives intertwine or clash.
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