Organized Crime

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.

Mexican Mayor Assassinated: Implications for the Debate Over the Organization of Police Forces

Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood believes the assassination of Mayor Gisela Mota could have implications for the ongoing debate over how to organize Mexico’s police forces.

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.

El Chapo Continues to Evade Capture

The infamous “El Chapo” Guzman continues to evade capture. Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood provides perspective on efforts to find the elusive drug lord.

Follow-Up to the Investigations of the Disappearance of 43 Students in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico

In September 2014, a group of 43 students from a teachers college disappeared in the southern Mexican city of Iguala in the state of Guerrero. Their disappearance left Mexicans horrified and outraged, shocked the international community, and led to nationwide protests.

Book Event: Prayers for the Stolen, A Discussion of Violence against Women in Mexico

“Beguiling, and even crazily enchanting…Prayers for the Stolen gives us words for what we haven’t had words for before, like something translated from a dream in a secret language.” - New York Times Book Review

How to Reduce Violence in Guerrero

This paper is a continuation of the series Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence, a multiyear effort by the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Justice in Mexico Project at the University of San Diego to analyze the obstacles to and opportunities for improving citizen security in Mexico.

An Afghan Prison Break That Shouldn’t Surprise Anyone

Ghazni province, the site of a brazen Taliban-led prison break Monday, is no counterinsurgency success story for the Afghan government. This eastern region is one of the Taliban’s most formidable bastions. Several districts in Ghazni face the threat of falling under Taliban control; Nawa District already has.

Infographic: Peña Nieto’s Falling Approval

 

Security Strategies to Combat Drug Violence in Mexico

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