Drugs News

The Reasons for the Surge in Coca Cultivation in Colombia

Aug 25, 2015
Using available data and analyzing regional differences, this article examines five hypotheses that could account for the marked increase in coca under cultivation. Has the current anti-drug strategy reached its limit?

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: 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.

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

Jul 15, 2015
Director Duncan Wood joins Huffington Post Live to discuss the effects of El Chapo's escape on the US-Mexico relationship.
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El Chapo Escapes: Major Setback for Mexico’s War on Organized Crime

Jul 14, 2015
The drug lord known as “El Chapo” has escaped from a maximum security prison for a second time. What are the implications for Mexico’s war on organized crime? Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood provides an overview.

Mexican Drug Kingpin, El Chapo, Escapes Prison Through Tunnel

Jul 12, 2015
Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted about the influence of gangs in Mexican prisons.

Infographic: Citizen Security in Michoacán

Jun 30, 2015
This infographic is based on our paper "Citizen Security in Michoacán," a part of our "Building Resilient Communities in ‪#‎Mexico‬: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence" briefing paper series.

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