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Eighth Annual U.S.-Mexico Security Conference: Taking Stock of Mexico's Security Landscape One Year On

The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute was pleased to host its eighth annual Mexican security review. The forum examined the pressing security challenges Mexico faces, such as the record number of homicides in 2019, and how it plans to respond. Other topics covered included efforts to fight corruption and impunity; trends in security and migration enforcement on Mexico's southern border; the status of U.S.-Mexico security cooperation; and how illegal drug markets are evolving in Mexico and the United States.

Asset Recovery of Grand Corruption: Lessons from Romania

This event is co-sponsored by the Wilson Center's Rule of Law Initiative.

Romania continues to confront major hurdles in its struggle against deep-rooted, longstanding corruption.  In July 2019, for example, the Romanian parliament significantly weakened the country’s anti-money laundering laws, thereby making it easier to legalize the proceeds from corruption and other criminal activities.  Judge Camelia Bogdan will assess the main barriers to reforming Romania’s anti-money laundering legislation and fighting corruption in Romania.

POSTPONED - Asset Recovery of Grand Corruption: Lessons from Romania

This event has been postponed, we apologize for the inconvenience. Please check back on the Wilson Center's website for news about a rescheduled date.

 

This event is co-sponsored by the Wilson Center's Rule of Law Initiative

Brazil’s Mass Incarceration Policy Has Not Stopped Crime

How Brazil’s overcrowded and underfunded penitentiary system contributes to the country’s public security crisis

'Countering the Global Narcotics Epidemic – The United States’ Counternarcotics Strategy': Earl Anthony Wayne Testifies before the U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control

 

Download the document below for full version of testimony.

Fight Cross-Border Crime with Collaboration, Not Threats

The United States and Mexico face a powerful onslaught of criminal activity damaging both countries. They need to step up cooperation now. U.S. threats are counterproductive.

Where Do We Go from Here? Merida 2.0 and the Future of Mexico-United States Security Cooperation

The inauguration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador on December 1, 2018 as President of Mexico opens a new era in Mexico’s security relationship with the United States. For the past 11 years, the United States and Mexico have anchored that relationship in a policy of shared responsibility where increased collaboration to address common security challenges has been the hallmark.

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