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Soaring Homicide Rates in Mexico: Understanding the Crisis and Proposing Solutions

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Webcast Recap

It is no surprise that crime, insecurity, and corruption are top issues in this year’s presidential campaign. Last year set a modern day record for homicides in Mexico – over 29,000. Why are homicides soaring in Mexico once again and, more importantly, what are the prospects for the future? Are there any new ideas for reducing homicides and increasing security in Mexico? What are Mexico’s presidential candidates proposing?

Join us for a discussion with leading experts on crime, violence, and security in Mexico.

Speakers
Dr. David Shirk

Global Fellow, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center
Director, Master's Program in International Relations & Professor, Political Science and International Relations, University of San Diego
Director, Justice in Mexico

Dr. Rafael Fernández de Castro
Director, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, University of California San Diego
Advisory Board Member, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center

Edna Jaime Treviño
Director General, México Evalúa

Dr. Cecilia Farfán-Méndez
Postdoctoral Fellow, International Relations, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, University of California San Diego

Moderator
Eric L. Olson
Senior Advisor, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center
Deputy Director, Latin American Program, Wilson Center