Document Type

Lecture

Publication Date

4-4-2017

Streaming Media

Publisher

Brookings Mountain West

Abstract

Based on Felbab-Brown’s forthcoming book of the same name, the lecture will review the evolution of organized crime in Mexico, the escalation of criminal violence there during the 2000s, and the security policies adopted by the administrations of Presidents Felipe Calderón and Enrique Peña Nieto. It also discusses spillovers into the United States from Mexico’s crime and violence and strategies for countering them. The lecture incorporates vignettes from Dr. Felbab-Brown’s extensive fieldwork in Mexico, including some of its most violent areas dominated by the drug cartels, such as Ciudad Juárez and Michoacán.

Keywords

Drug traffic; Mexico; Organized crime

Disciplines

Criminal Law | Public Administration

Language

English

Comments

Vanda Felbab-Brown is a 2016-2017 Brookings Scholar fellow.

This public lecture was delivered on April,4 2017, in Greenspun Hall, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).

Downloadable files associated with this event are:

"Narco Noir: Mexico's Cartels, Cops, and Corruption," video; mp4 format; 1 hour, 5 minutes; 282 MB file size.


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