Security & Rule of Law
The Mexico Institute continues to focus on the challenges facing Mexico in the areas of the rule of law and U.S.-Mexico security cooperation, and will continue to produce policy-relevant research in this area.
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Security, security collaboration, and organized crime have continued to be major issues on the bilateral agenda. Efforts to strengthen the capacity of law enforcement institutions, intelligence sharing, and investments in violence prevention programs have been the center piece of the bilateral agenda. In this context, the Institute has continued its cutting edge research and publications focused in key areas of concern for policymakers such as money laundering, firearms trafficking, and efforts to build greater technical capacity within the police and justice sector. The Institute's efforts also include looking at the role of civic engagement in promoting public security in Mexico, as well as transparency and rule of law in Mexico.
Recent Publications on Security & Rule of Law from the Mexico Institute
Unmasked: López Obrador & The End of Make-Believe
One year after Mexico's historic 2018 election and the victory of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the Mexico Institute is honored to publish Luis Rubio's latest book on politics and governance in Mexico.
Countering the Evolving Drug Trade in the Americas
Mexico's National Guard: When Police are Not Enough
Violence and Security in Mexico and Implications for the United States: Frequently Asked Questions
Project: Accessing Justice: Femicide and the Rule of Law in Latin America
The Mexico Institute, along with the Brazil Institute, Latin American Program, and the Maternal Health Initiative, has launched a project examining gender-based violence in Latin America with a focus on its most extreme form, femicide—the killing of a woman due to her gender—through a rule of law perspective.Learn More
Annual U.S.-Mexico Security Conference
Each year, the Mexico Institute hosts its annual U.S.-Mexico Security Conference, which reviews the previous year in U.S.-Mexico security and examines the pressing security challenges Mexico faces in the year ahead. The most recent conference, our eighth, was held in January 2020.Watch our Eighth Annual U.S.-Mexico Security Conference