Organized Crime News
Feb 20, 2015
Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón writes about civil disobedience in Guerrero, Mexico and the use of force against the State. This article is in Spanish.
Feb 11, 2015
Perhaps the greatest challenge Mexico is facing is building a genuine Rule of Law. Although some advances have been achieved, the road still looks challenging. With this series, the Mexico Institute seeks to provide arguments and analysis for understanding the problems of transparency and Rule of Law that Mexico is facing.
Jan 23, 2015
In this edition of CONTEXT, Alejandro Hope (Mexican Institute for Competitiveness), and David Shirk (University of San Diego), review efforts to improve citizen security in Mexico in 2014. They also look ahead to what we can expect in 2015. Is the situation getting better or worse? The answer to that question has a lot to do with where you’re looking. Our guests sort through the good and bad news with an eye toward the future.
"Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence" Briefing Paper Series
Jan 14, 2015
This briefing series is a continuation of the project "Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence," a multiyear effort by the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Justice in Mexico Project at the University of San Diego to analyze the obstacles to and opportunities for improving citizen security in Mexico.
Jan 07, 2015
This week, Presidents Enrique Peña Nieto and Barack Obama meet at the White House. Mexico Institute staff discuss main issues for the bilateral agenda in the upcoming year.
Jan 06, 2015
With Presidents Barack Obama and Enrique Peña Nieto meeting today, January 6, 2015, in Washington, DC, Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood says it is crucial that the United States and Mexico seize the opportunity to reinvigorate their mutual public security agenda.
Is the US taxpayer-funded Central America Regional Security Initiative effective at stopping violence?
Dec 15, 2014
The article covers Latin American Program’s launch event for their new publication on crime and security in Central America.
Dec 13, 2014
Reporting on the “Central America’s Security Challenges" event hosted by the Latin American Program, this article reviews important points of the panel discussions. This article is in Spanish.
Nov 27, 2014
Associate Program Director Eric Olson is quoted in this article about Mexico's chronic problems with organized crime and proposed justice reforms.
Nov 21, 2014
This article discusses Fundesa's proposal to adopt strategies in Guatemala, modeled after those implemented in New York under Mayor Giuliani, to reduce crime and violence. A reference is made to the Wilson Center and a conference paper for the Latin American Program. This article is in Spanish.