Organized Crime News
Apr 22, 2013
The Tsarnaev brothers are Muslim. They are homegrown jihadists. But careful, writes Wilson Center Fellow Charles King, are these terrorists really any different from Adam Lanza and other mass murderers?
Apr 16, 2013
This article highlights the Latin American Program's working brief by Daniel Rico, La Dimension Internacional del Crimen Organizado en Colombia: Las Bacrim, sus Rutas y Refugios. [In Spanish]
Apr 11, 2013
InSight Crime covers a new report by Daniel Rico on the decline of Colombia's organized crime and drug-trafficking groups, Bacrim.
Latin American Program in the News: Admite Costa Rica que capos de México y Colombia usan su territorio
Apr 11, 2013
The Latin America Program's event, "The Transnational Nature of Organized Crime in the Americas” was discussed in this article about Mexican and Colombian cartels entering Costa Rica. (In Spanish)
Apr 05, 2013
This week on Dialogue at the Wilson Center we present a discussion of America’s borders. We begin with a look northward. Our guest is the director of the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute David Biette. We also turn our sights south to the U.S.-Mexico border with Christopher Wilson, an associate with the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute.
Canada Institute Advisory Board Co-Chair Paul Frazer discusses the new American ambassador to Canada, Bruce Heyman
Apr 04, 2013
Bruce Heyman, a longtime Obama fundraiser and Chicago-based partner at the investment firm Goldman Sachs, is to become the next U.S. ambassador to Canada.
Apr 01, 2013
Associate Director, Eric L. Olson, weighs in on the U.S.-Mexican revision of the Mérida Initiative.
Mar 28, 2013
Associate Director Eric Olson comments on the impact that the Mérida Initiative has had in Mexico. (In Spanish)
Mexico's Peña Nieto First 100 Days in Office Mixes Progress with Stagnation - Mexico Institute in the News
Mar 20, 2013
“The murder rate for the first 100 days is not a good measure of a presidency,” said Christopher Wilson, an associate at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. “You have to give some time for him to implement the policies and then some more time for the policies to take effect.”
Mar 20, 2013
Informal collaborative methods are typical of the border region, in which citizens and local authorities must resolve daily problems by going beyond the official frameworks provided by their national governments.