Definitions

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  • noun A country that is heavily involved in the trafficking or production of illegal drugs

Etymologies

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narco- +‎ state

Examples

  • Horrifyingly tidy and efficient, when you think about it, everything neatly signed into law, protected by US occupation forces ‘surge’, extracted at just those royalties necessary to keep the national government, army and militia in power, and leave the Afghan people in thirty years just another destitute, resource-stripped, smoking moonscape, narcostate.

    Discourse.net: The Threat Level Remains Unchanged

  • No US Citizen in their right mind wants to work in that narcostate.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » An Immigration Proposal

  • The outcome matters for the United States as well if the drug cartels succeed, the United States will share a 2,000-mile border with a narcostate controlled by powerful transnational drug cartels that threaten the stability of Central and South America.

    Notable

  • That made sense: Santos played a key role in Uribe's brass-knuckle security policy, which transformed Colombia from a guerrilla-infested narcostate into a stable, prospering democracy.

    Surge for Green Party in Colombian Election

  • The Karzai government has yet to show any progress in providing good governance and bringing down corruption, and Afghanistan has virtually become a narcostate.

    The Scorpion’s Tail

  • Most notably, Colombia went from a failed narcostate to a solid, stable, and growing nation in just 15 years.

    The Long Game

  • An expanding an increasingly violent "war on drugs" threatens to convert Mexico into a narcostate.

    A Nation on the Brink - Mexico's July 5 Legislative Elections

  • Mexico approaches this election confronting the rise of a narcostate, growing economic chaos, social inequalities, citizen disenchantment -- or worse

    A Nation on the Brink - Mexico's July 5 Legislative Elections

  • There is a possibility, remote as it may be, but there is a possibility of becoming a narcostate.

    The Mexican Problem

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    A Nation on the Brink - Mexico's July 5 Legislative Elections

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