Drugs News

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexican Vote May Determine Future of Drug War

Feb 03, 2012
Enrique Pena Nieto, a front-runner in the Mexican presidential race, is in the PRI, which is known for allowing drug cartels power. U.S. policy-makers are concerned for what may happen with the drug war if he wins the election.

Mexico Institute in the News: Is Mexico City Safe from Drug Cartel War -- Or the Next Target?

Jan 17, 2012
Mexico City used to be perceived as a crime-ridden place people wanted to move away from. Now it is perceived as a safe haven from the drug war, with a growing fear that it will not remain that way.

Mexico Institute in the News: Drug-Related Violence Soars in Mexico

Jan 12, 2012
Violence in Mexico continues to increase and spread as the drug war in Mexico continues.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico Updates Death Toll in Drug War to 47,515, but Critics Dispute the Data

Jan 11, 2012
The Mexican government released high death toll for drug war. The accuracy of these numbers is questioned.

Mexico Institute in the News: 2011 Drug Violence Kills Nearly 13,000 in Mexico, New Figures Show

Jan 11, 2012
The rate of drug related killings continues to increase, though at a slower rate than in 2010.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico’s Election Draws Eyes From Across Border

Jan 08, 2012
Politicians and economists in Texas observe presidential race in Mexico to how their relations may change with a new President.

Mexico Institute in the News: Have the Zetas Replaced the Sinaloa as Mexico's Most Powerful Cartel?

Jan 03, 2012
While the Zetas now have control in more territory, their power still may not be as strong as the Sinaloa Cartel.

Mexico Institute in the News: Assailed Mexican State Fires City's Police

Dec 23, 2011
Veracruz governor fires entire police force in city as a step to get rid of corruption.

Op-ed: Mexican drug cartels less cohesive, more violent

Sep 29, 2011
The Mexican government, supported by U.S. intelligence, has succeeded in arresting many of the top leaders of the trafficking organizations and making it harder for them to operate. Today these groups are probably far less cohesive than they once were, but that has also made them much more violent.

U.S.-Central America Security Cooperation

May 25, 2011
Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson testified before the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control at the May 25, 2011 hearing "U.S.-Central America Security Cooperation." Her prepared remarks are here.

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