Organized Crime News
Jun 12, 2015
The massacres of Tlatlaya and Ayotzinapa, a scandal over financial support to purchase a mansion for the President's wife, the firing of Carmen Aristegui, harassment toward Mexican journalists in provincial papers. The common theme running through these four situations is lack of trust in public institutions and cynicism toward the rule of law. Recent surveys find that 75 percent of those polled do not trust politicians and police in Mexico.
May 18, 2015
Perhaps the greatest challenge Mexico is facing is building a genuine Rule of Law. Although some advances have been achieved, the road still looks challenging. With this series, the Mexico Institute seeks to provide arguments and analysis for understanding the problems of transparency and Rule of Law that Mexico is facing.
May 13, 2015
This video mentions the presentation at the Wilson Center titled, "Urban Violence: Building Safe and Inclusive Cities in Latin America." This video is in Spanish.
Mar 25, 2015
Securing the Border: Understanding and Addressing the Root Causes of Central American Migration to the United States
Feb 20, 2015
Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón writes about civil disobedience in Guerrero, Mexico and the use of force against the State. This article is in Spanish.
Jan 23, 2015
In this edition of CONTEXT, Alejandro Hope (Mexican Institute for Competitiveness), and David Shirk (University of San Diego), review efforts to improve citizen security in Mexico in 2014. They also look ahead to what we can expect in 2015. Is the situation getting better or worse? The answer to that question has a lot to do with where you’re looking. Our guests sort through the good and bad news with an eye toward the future.
"Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence" Briefing Paper Series
Jan 14, 2015
This briefing series is a continuation of the project "Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence," a multiyear effort by the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Justice in Mexico Project at the University of San Diego to analyze the obstacles to and opportunities for improving citizen security in Mexico.
Jan 07, 2015
This week, Presidents Enrique Peña Nieto and Barack Obama meet at the White House. Mexico Institute staff discuss main issues for the bilateral agenda in the upcoming year.
Jan 06, 2015
With Presidents Barack Obama and Enrique Peña Nieto meeting today, January 6, 2015, in Washington, DC, Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood says it is crucial that the United States and Mexico seize the opportunity to reinvigorate their mutual public security agenda.
Is the US taxpayer-funded Central America Regional Security Initiative effective at stopping violence?
Dec 15, 2014
The article covers Latin American Program’s launch event for their new publication on crime and security in Central America.