Crime News

“El Chapo” Recaptured in Mexico

Jan 12, 2016
Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood discusses the capture of the drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán and the larger issues surrounding his arrest.

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

Jan 12, 2016
Duncan Wood talks to CNNi about the arrest of El Chapo and the questions surrounding his interview with Sean Penn.

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

Jan 12, 2016
Mexico Institute Director, Duncan Wood discusses the assassination of newly-elected Mayor Gisela Mota and the larger pattern of violence against elected officials.

Security Strategies to Combat Drug Violence in Mexico

Aug 24, 2015
This infographic compares President Enrique Peña Nieto and former president Felipe Calderón's security strategies to combat drug violence in Mexico.

Violent Crime Plagues Businesses in Mexico

Aug 24, 2015
Beyond the human tragedy wrought by violent crime, its detrimental effects on businesses and economies can also devastate communities. This expert take discusses these effects on businesses in Mexico.

Advancing Justice Sector Reform in Mexico

Jul 28, 2015
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. This expert take discusses key aspects of that reform.

Infographic: Judicial Reform in Mexico

Jul 23, 2015
This infographic depicts successes and scale of the judicial reform's implementation process and general trends from 2006-2014.

After One Year, Reporter Jason Rezaian Remains in Iranian Prison

Jul 22, 2015
"Some hoped that Jason Rezaian would be freed once an agreement was reached over Iran’s nuclear program, but the truth is that his fate-–like that of the other American-Iranians serving time–-was never dependent on the outcome of the nuclear negotiations," writes Haleh Esfandiari.

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

Jul 21, 2015
This infographic provides an illustrated overview of the pursuit of "El Chapo" Guzmán.

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

Jul 17, 2015
Eric Olson is quoted about the potential damage to bilateral relations between the U.S. and Mexico as a result of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán's escape from prison.

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