Organized Crime News

El Chapo Continues to Evade Capture

Oct 22, 2015
The infamous “El Chapo” Guzman continues to evade capture. Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood provides perspective on efforts to find the elusive drug lord.

An Afghan Prison Break That Shouldn’t Surprise Anyone

Sep 14, 2015
"Ghazni represents something close to a worst-case scenario for Kabul and its allies in Washington: a province where state authority and control are collapsing in the face of relentless Taliban assaults." said Michael Kugelman

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.

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.