Drugs News

U.S.-Mexico Cooperation in Drug War

Jan 20, 2016
Duncan Wood talked with C-SPAN's Washington Journal about the recapture of El Chapo.

“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.

Mexico Paves The Way For Marijuana Legalization

Nov 06, 2015
Deputy Director Christopher Wilson discusses the Mexican Supreme Court's recent ruling on marijuana use on Huffington Post Live.

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.

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