Organized Crime News

Latin American Program in the News: Nuevos mercados, opción para economía del narco

Jul 19, 2013
This article on new markets providing options for the drug economy quotes key findings from our recent publication, The Criminal Diaspora: The Spread of Transnational Organized Crime and How to Contain its Expansion. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: What Does El Salvador's Homicide Distribution Say About the Gang Truce? and How to Strengthen the Fragile Gang Truce in El Salvador

Jul 18, 2013
Juan Carlos Garzón authored a two-part series in InSight Crime about the geographical distribution of El Salvador's violence since the gang truce in March 2012.

Latin American Program in the News: ¿Y después de la detención?

Jul 18, 2013
This article on the arrest of Zetas leader Miguel Angel Treviño Morales extensively cites our recently-published report, “The Criminal Diaspora: The Spread of Transnational Organized Crime and How to Contain its Expansion.” This article is in Spanish.

Alfredo Corchado On the Capture of "40" the Leader of the Zetas Drug Cartel

Jul 16, 2013
“This guy has defined the decade,” Alfredo Corchado told the Wilson Center. “He changed the dynamics of trafficking. He was a game changer. Communities have been silenced because of him.” Alfredo Corchado worked on his book "Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent Into Darkness" while a Wilson Center public policy scholar in 2010.

Latin American Program in the News: "In Mexico, rails are risky crossing for a new wave of Central American migrants"

Jul 15, 2013
Eric Olson is featured in the Washington Post on the rise in migrants from Central America passing through Mexico.

Latin American Program in the News: "Gun smuggling to Mexico dented, but hardly slowed, by border searches"

Jul 12, 2013
This article on smuggled weapons coming into Mexico features quotes from Eric Olson.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s first six months: a conversation with Duncan Wood - Mexico Institute in the News

Jun 27, 2013
Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood comments on Peña Nieto's first six months in office and the evolving security situation in Mexico.

Minor drug busts at border checkpoint breaking Texas county’s budget

Jun 19, 2013
This article cites Eric L. Olson who comments on drug smuggling and US Law Enforcement.

Op-ed: Impunity and Hope - Mexico Institute in the News

Jun 17, 2013
In his new book, Midnight in Mexico, Alfredo Corchado, born in Durango and the son of an immigrant farmworker, tries to explain to his parents why he decided to return to Mexico despite their best efforts to give him and his siblings a better life on the other side of the border.

Latin American Program in the News: Secretario General de la OEA presentó el Informe sobre el Problema de Drogas ante audiencia y expertos estadounidenses

Jun 15, 2013
This article highlights last week’s Latin American Program event at the Wilson Center, “Drug Policy in the Hemisphere: Is it Time for Reform?” and quotes Eric Olson. This article is in Spanish.

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