In Depth: Public Security and Organized Crime in Nuevo Laredo

These articles are based on research done by Steven Dudley for "Civil Society, the Government and the Development of Citizen Security" as part of a joint project on civic engagement in Mexico by the Mexico Institute and the Justice in Mexico Project.

Zetas Leader's First Task: Hold Nuevo Laredo

Aug 07, 2013
In this article, Steven Dudley, Director of InSight Crime and a former Wilson Center Fellow, suggests the Zetas dominance over the highly lucrative drug trafficking corridor through Nuevo Laredo will likely be seriously challenged in the wake to Miguel Treviño’s capture.

Todos Somos Nuevo Laredo? How Mexico's PRI Can Make Nuevo Laredo into Juarez

Aug 07, 2013
Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez, once the country’s most violent city, has seen violence drop dramatically in the last three years. The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Christopher Wilson explores whether the current government can do the same with Nuevo Laredo, the current epicenter of violence along the border.

Civil Society, the Government and the Development of Citizen Security

Aug 07, 2013
This paper dissects the attempts, with varying degrees of success, of civil society and business associations to interact with authorities on security issues in four Mexican cities: Juarez, Monterrey, Nuevo Laredo and Tijuana.

Two Reasons Why Laredo Has Less Homicides than Nuevo Laredo

Aug 07, 2013
So-called spillover violence has long been a concern of residents of U.S. communities along the Southwest border, yet spikes in violent crime along the Mexican side of the border rarely impact rates of violence in the United States. InSight Crime’s Steven Dudley exams the forces behind these statistics in Nuevo Laredo and Laredo.

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