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[In the first chapter international cases of fuel smuggling are developed to identify common denominators that will be instrumental in understanding Mexican fuel trafficking (as well as other contexts where this black market operates). In order to identify these guidelines, we will expand on the...
[For the chapter, another set of theoretical concepts to examine the rise of Mexican fuel trafficking will be developed. These concepts will go from the regional to the national and are closer, but non-exclusive, to Mexico´s case. These include fragmentation and black-market diversification of...
[After having introduced the theoretical framework combining international, regional and national-level concepts, we will delve into empirical data on the MFBM. We begin this analysis with the context that gave rise to the MFBM. This entails analysing Mexico’s recent energy and security...
[For this chapter, after explaining the recent history and recent situation of the MFBMMFBM, we continue describing the factors behind its explosive growth. The list is not exhaustive, but it includes the most relevant elements identified by my investigation and the informed insights of my...
[In chapter five, after having analysed international instances and Mexico’s case, we take our analysis to the local level by examining two MFBM hotspots: Puebla and Guanajuato. Both cases are useful to illustrate how the theoretical concepts developed in this investigation translate into local...
[The final part of this investigation makes an update on the state of the MFBMMFBM after a large-scale crackdown during 2019 under the ObradorObrador presidency. For this conclusive chapter we leave behind the original structure of the investigation (going from the macro to the micro) to return...
[For the conclusion, we reflect on the implications of the rise of the MFBM in the context of the Mexican security crisis, speculate about its future and present some ideas encouraging further research down the road.]
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