Organized Crime News
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.
Jul 21, 2015
This infographic provides an illustrated overview of the pursuit of "El Chapo" Guzmán.
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.
Jul 15, 2015
Director Duncan Wood joins Huffington Post Live to discuss the effects of El Chapo's escape on the US-Mexico relationship.
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.
Jul 12, 2015
Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted about the influence of gangs in Mexican prisons.
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.
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.