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Migration, Trafficking, and Organized Crime in Central America, Mexico, and the United States

Webcast available

Webcast Recap

Migrant smuggling, trafficking in persons, and the role of organized crime have been a serious problem for the U.S., Mexico, and Central America for some time.  Understanding how these criminal networks work, and their impact on women and children in particular is an ever changing mystery.  Please watch our webcast for an in-depth discussion about the current dynamics in the movement of people from Central America to the north and how they are impacted by criminal organizations:

Migration, Trafficking, and Organized Crime in Central America, Mexico, and the United States

Photo Credit: Zack Clark / Wikimedia Commons

Speakers

Moderator

  • Eric L. Olson

    Deputy Director, Latin American Program; Senior Advisor, Mexico Institute

Panelists

  • Gretchen Kuhner

    Director, Institute for Women in Migration
  • Mónica Salazar

    Independent Researcher; Past President, Collective Against Trafficking in Persons
  • Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

    Global Fellow
    Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Celina B. Realuyo

    Professor of Practice, William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, The National Defense University
  • Thérèse Couture

    Data Analyst, Polaris; National Human Trafficking Hotline and BeFree Textline