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Shattered Dreams and Restoring Hope: Organized crime and violence on the U.S.-Mexico border

Our group of seven is part of a joint research and writing project to examine the effectiveness of US and Mexican efforts to confront transnational organized crime that is tearing apart communities in both countries. Our project starts with the assumption that both countries have a shared responsibility to address the violence and underlying causes giving rise to the current crises in places like Ciudad Juarez.

Mexico Institute Visiting Scholars

The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute announces the arrival of scholars in Washington, DC.

A New Agenda with Mexico

The depth of economic ties with Mexico, together with declines in illegal immigration and organized crime violence in Mexico, open up an opportunity for U.S. policymakers to deepen the economic relationship with Mexico and to engage Mexico more on major global issues.

Viva Mexico

Washington, DC area cultural institutions have joined with the Mexican Cultural Institute and the Embassy of Meico to present a celebration of Mexican culture this spring and summer through various exhibitions performances and events.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexico returns former ruling party to power

Mexico's old guard sailed back into power after a 12-year hiatus Sunday as the official preliminary vote count handed a victory to Enrique Pena Nieto, whose party was long accused of ruling the country through corruption and patronage. Mexico Institute's Eric Olson comments.

Today We March, Tomorrow We Vote: Latino Migrant Civic Engagement in L.A.

This report is part of a series on Latin American immigrant civic and political participation that looks at eight cities around the United States: Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Fresno, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Omaha, NE; Tucson, AZ; and Washington, DC. The reports on each city describe the opportunities and barriers that Latino immigrants face in participating as civic and political actors in cities around the United States.

The Rebellion of Criminal Networks: Organized Crime in Latin America and the Dynamics of Change

This essay introduces the concept of the “rebellion” of criminal networks” to explain the current dynamic of and context within which organized crime operates. The author also outlines the changes that have fostered the emergence of local markets for illegal drugs. The essay concludes with ten recommendations.

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