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Wilson Center Mourns Passing of Alejandro Hope

WASHINGTON – The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars mourns the passing of Alejandro Hope, a close friend and collaborator with the Center’s Mexico Institute.

“The Mexico Institute is saddened by the news of the passing of one of Mexico's most prominent security analysts and a good friend of the Mexico Institute, Alejandro Hope,” said Andrew Rudman, Mexico Institute Program Director. “Our deepest condolences to his family and friends.”

Hope was a security consultant and partner at GEA Grupo de Economistas y Asociados, a Mexico City-based political and economic consulting firm. From 2014 to 2016, he served as Editor, Security and Justice, at, an English-language online news site devoted to Mexico. From 2011 to 2014, he worked as director for security policy at the Mexican Competitiveness Institute (IMCO), a Mexico City-based think tank.

Hope was a frequent collaborator with the Mexico Institute, most recently as a panelist for the September 22, 2022 event, “Roundtable Discussion on the National Guard: The Militarization of Mexican Security.” His most recent article for the Mexico Institute looked at how the change in illegal drug trade landscape demands reconsideration and reframing of U.S. - Mexico security cooperation in order to formulate appropriate policy solutions.

The Wilson Center sends its sympathy and support to Alejandro’s family and friends.


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