Diego Enrique Osorno (2012): La Guerra de Los Zetas: Viaje por la Frontera de la Necropolítica


  • Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera The University of Texas at Brownsville


Zetas, organized crime, drug trafficking, necropolitics, literary journalism

Author Biography

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, The University of Texas at Brownsville

Dr. Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera is Associate Professor and Chair of the Government Department of the University of Texas at Brownsville. Her areas of expertise are Mexico-U.S. relations, border security, immigration, and organized crime. Her teaching fields include comparative politics, Latin American politics, U.S.-Mexico relations, U.S.-Mexico border policy, comparative public policy and public administration, and American Hispanic politics. Guadalupe’s most recent book is entitled Democracy in “Two Mexicos”: Political Institutions in Oaxaca and Nuevo León (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). She has published works in journals such as Latin American Politics and Society, the Journal of Politics in Latin America, Politics & Policy, Policy Studies, the Journal of South Texas, Voices of Mexico, and Norteamérica (CISAN-UNAM).


Dr. Correa-Cabrera is currently developing a project on the sources of violence and organized crime in the Texas-Mexico border region. The project has been supported by the Open Society Institute and the Social Science Research Council through the Drugs, Security and Democracy (DSD) Fellowship. In the summer of 2012 she was visiting researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and in the summer of 2013 she was invited as research fellow at the Free University of Berlin. She is now working on a new book entitled “Los Zetas Inc.”: An Emerging Transnational Corporation, Hydrocarbons, and Mexico’s Civil War.


Guadalupe received her Ph.D. in political science at the New School for Social Research (New York City) and bachelor’s degree in economics at Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City). She was also awarded a Fulbright Scholarship as a graduate student. Her previous work experience includes positions with the Mexican government at the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Finance, and director of political analysis at Fundación Ethos, a Mexican think tank dedicated to research, analysis, evaluation and design of public policies in the areas of poverty alleviation, social and economic sustainable development, and the consolidation of democracy in Latin America. She is currently member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS).


Dr. Correa-Cabrera is quoted and cited frequently in different national and international news media on the topics of Mexican politics, U.S-Mexico relations, U.S.-Mexico border relations, and particularly on drug trafficking issues and drug violence in Mexico. Among these media sources are: The New York Times, LA Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Al Jazeera English, The Brownsville Herald, San Antonio Express News, Houston Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman, Texas Observer, The Chicago Reporter, The Nation, major Mexican newspapers and magazines (Reforma, El Universal, Excélsior, La Jornada, El Economista, Proceso, Siempre!), BBC radio, Action 4 News, KRGV Channel 5, Radio UNAM, among others. She has also contributed with her comments and opinion on current political and public policy issues to the Latin America Advisor (Inter-American Dialogue) and the Baker Institute Viewpoints series (Houston Chronicle).


Diego Enrique Osorno, La Guerra de Los Zetas: Viaje por la Frontera de la Necropolítica, Mexico City: Grijalbo-Random House Mondadori, 2012, 350 pages.




How to Cite

Correa-Cabrera, G. (2014). Diego Enrique Osorno (2012): La Guerra de Los Zetas: Viaje por la Frontera de la Necropolítica. Critical Reviews on Latin American Research - CROLAR, 3(1). Retrieved from https://www.crolar.org/index.php/crolar/article/view/107