Organized Crime

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

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: 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

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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.

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