Crime

Infographic | World Press Freedom Index 2016: Mexico & the Americas

10 Ways to Reduce Violence in Mexico

This article identifies 10 punctual policy recommendations for reducing violence and containing crime in Mexico. Each of these recommendations were drawn from the results of “What works in reducing community violence,” USAID’s latest study, and by comparing it with evidence and analysis of violence-reducing strategies in Mexico. The goal is to push Mexico’s violence reduction efforts back on track, particularly now that murder rates have once again begun to rise.

“El Chapo” Recaptured in Mexico

Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood discusses the capture of the drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán and the larger issues surrounding his arrest. That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.

El Chapo Set to Be Extradited to the U.S.

On January 10, 2016, Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood joined CNN International to discuss the arrest of El Chapo, his extradition, and questions surrounding his interview with Sean Penn. 

Watch the interview here.

Gisela Mota Assassinated One Day After Taking Office: Who Is Killing Mexico’s Mayors?

Mexico Institute Director, Duncan Wood discusses the assassination of newly-elected Mayor Gisela Mota and the larger pattern of violence against elected officials. That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.
Editor’s Note: This interview was recorded prior to the arrest of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.

 

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Confronting Drugs, Crime, and Warfare in Africa

Insurgents, corruption, and weak governance have made Africa a hub for clandestine narcotics shipments to Europe. Drug profits have helped fuel the continent’s wars, including the bloodshed caused by al-Qaeda–linked militants. Better governance is the key to stopping this vicious trade, but several new direct actions by the United States can also help.

Tough on the Weak, Weak on the Tough

This article aims to identify the main impacts of drug law enforcement on policing. It points to five interrelated effects:

Security Strategies to Combat Drug Violence in Mexico

Violent Crime Plagues Businesses in Mexico

Beyond the human tragedy wrought by violent crime, its detrimental effects on businesses and economies can also devastate communities. Businesses are shuttered, employees flee, investments and tourism dry up, and budgets are skewed towards providing greater security. And while it is difficult to calculate the exact economic cost resulting from violent crime and insecurity, the numbers are certainly high.

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