In the context of an academic weekend in Würzburg organized by scholarship holders of The German Academic Scholarship Foundation and Max Weber-Programm Bayern, our members Maximilian Herrmann and Michael Hebeisen held a workshop on “The Fight for The White Gold – Drug Wars and Their Consequences” in which they shared their research about actors, developments and strategies in the Mexican drug war. The participants gained insights in different aspects of the conflict and developed possible policy solutions.
In 2017, the country’s homicide rate reached its 20-year high, influenced by the drug-related conflicts in the country. Additionally, 2017 was marked by the highest number of fatalities since the beginning of the conflict in 2006.