Los Zetas Inc.: Criminal Corporations, Energy, and Civil War in Mexico
The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute cordially invites you to a discussion about the business of crime in Mexico with a special focus on “Los Zetas.”
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Los Zetas where once Mexico's most feared criminal organization dominating important smuggling routes from Central America into the United States. Their success was based in part on a business model that combined brute strength and predatory business practices. Join us for a discussion with the author of a new book, Los Zetas, Inc.: Criminal Corporations, Energy, and Civil War in Mexico and a panel of experts on the nature of criminal enterprise and the challenges of controlling illicit economies.
Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University; Global Fellow, Wilson Center
Vanda Felbab Brown, Senior Fellow, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Foreign Policy Program, Brookings Institution
Steven Dudley, Co-director, InSight Crime
Nicholas Miroff, National Security Correspondent, The Washington Post
Eric L. Olson, Senior Adviser, Mexico Institute; Deputy Director, Latin American Program Wilson Center
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