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11th Annual US-Mexico Security Conference

Date & Time

Feb. 28, 2024
10:00am – 11:45am ET


6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center
and Online



Illicit trade between the US and Mexico, whether it be drugs heading northward or arms trafficked southward, claims tens of thousands of lives annually on both sides of the border. Homicide rates in Mexico are at record highs and drug overdoses in the US have increased at an astonishing rate over the past 25 years. To finance this chaos, billions of dollars are laundered between the two countries every year. Coordinating to prevent this type of crime is more than just the obligation of good neighbors: it is critical to the broader economic and security landscape of the region. 

Join us for this first panel of our 11th Annual US-Mexico Security Conference where panelists will discuss topics including the diversity of goods passing between the US and Mexico, and strategies to combat and unravel these networks. 


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11th Annual US-Mexico Security Conference: Challenges Facing the Next President of Mexico

Please join us via Zoom as we explore the panoply of intertwining issues, from organized crime and entrenched corruption to political violence, and consider what steps the incoming administration will need to take to untangle them.


Hosted By

Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more

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