Brookings Mountain West
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.
Drug traffic; Mexico; Organized crime
Criminal Law | Public Administration
Narco Noir: Mexico's Cartels, Cops, and Corruption.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/brookings_lectures_events/116