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.

Advancing Justice Sector Reform in Mexico

On June 26, the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute hosted a discussion about the current status and future prospects of Mexico’s justice sector reform. Since 2008, Mexico has been implementing a series of reforms that will transform the nation’s criminal justice system to make it more transparent and accountable, thereby improving the nation’s administration of justice and public security. Here are key aspects of that reform:  

Infographic: Judicial Reform in Mexico


After One Year, Reporter Jason Rezaian Remains in Iranian Prison

Jason Rezaian may not even know that he has been in jail for a full year. It’s unlikely that Mr. Rezaian, an Iranian American reporter for the Washington Post, and his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, will ever forget men from Iran’s intelligence ministry arriving at their Tehran apartment on July 22, 2014, searching the premises, seizing their computers, and hauling them off to Evin Prison. Ms. Salehi, also a journalist, was released on bail in October. But her husband languishes in prison, and it is hard to keep track of time, let alone days and months, in solitary confinement.

Infographic: The Pursuit of Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán Loera

The Escape of El Chapo Guzmán and the Struggle Against Organized Crime


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On Saturday, July 11, around 9 p.m., drug kingpin Joaquín Guzmán Loera, better known as “El Chapo” Guzmán, escaped, for the second time, from a maximum security prison in Mexico.

Escape of drug lord 'El Chapo' leaves U.S.-Mexican relations on shaky ground


Beyond El Chapo: Is The U.S.-Mexico Relationship Strained?

Since Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera escaped a maximum security prison in Mexico, the U.S. has offered help in all forms to recapture the cartel leader. But Mexico has refused the offer. Is this another strain on the U.S.-Mexico relationship?

The Mexico Institute's Director Duncan Wood joins Huffington Post Live to discuss the effects of El Chapo's escape on the US-Mexico relationship. Other guests included Keegan Hamilton, VICE News, Malcolm Beith, Freelance Jouranlist, and Gerardo Rodríguez Sánchez Lara, Universidad de las Américas Puebla.