Feb 21, 2013
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has announced widespread changes to Mexico’s federal security forces. As these changes begin to take shape, we spoke with two of Mexico’s leading experts on police reform to discuss the current state of reform efforts and the issues that the Peña Nieto government must address.
Feb 19, 2013
Commenting on Enrique Pena Nieto's new crime strategy, Fellow Steven Dudley said, "Certainly this speech was an attempt to check off a number of boxes and differentiate himself from the Felipe Calderon administration, which many widely viewed as a failure with regards to the fight against organized crime... These are incredibly difficult things to resolve. Putting $9 billion towards this would be a great step in a different direction, in a softer direction... However... I don't think we can expect much transparency with regards to how the money is implemented and the results that we will get from those particular programs."
Feb 08, 2013
See what our staff, fellows, and scholars have been saying on key issues.
Feb 06, 2013
Associate Director Eric L. Olson gives The New York Times his views on the future of Mexico-U.S. relations.
Feb 04, 2013
Eric Olson remarks on the fine line that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is walking in order to broaden Mexico's relationship with the United States beyond the sphere of counternarcotics.
Feb 01, 2013
Eric Olson's take on U.S.-Mexico border security featured in the NYT's "Room for Debate"
Jan 22, 2013
Our Director, Cynthia J. Arnson was interviewed by El Espectador on Obama's second term. (IN SPANISH)
Jan 16, 2013
Dr. Cynthia J. Arnson was quoted in El Diario for commenting on the cohesive impact of Chávez's charisma, internal fissures within chavismo and the challenges of corruption and lack of citizen security within Venezuela. (In Spanish)
Jan 03, 2013
Trouble in Argentina and Venezuela and elections in Chile, Ecuador, Honduras and Paraguay.
Dec 17, 2012
While in recent decades Latin America as a region has made impressive gains in building state capacity and strengthening democracy, criminal networks have adapted to the forces of modernization and capitalized on the vulnerabilities of Latin American democracies by way of an extralegal system of relationships based on clientelism and corruption.