The Persistence of Criminal Governance in Mexico

Become a Patron! Criminal Governance in Mexico Yesterday The New York Times highlighted a lack of medical doctors in rural Mexico due to ongoing criminal violence. It describes how "doctors are being kidnapped to tend to gang members wounded in battle" and how medical staff were killed "because they transported enemy cartel members to a hospital."... Continue Reading →

Guillermo Trejo and Sandra Ley on the Political Logic of Criminal Wars in Mexico

Guillermo Trejo and Sandra Ley join the podcast to discuss the politics behind Mexico's criminal wars. Guillermo is an Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame. Sandra is an Assistant Professor at CIDE’s Political Studies Division in Mexico City. They are the authors of Votes, Drugs, and Violence: The Political Logic of Criminal Wars... Continue Reading →

Mexico: A Podcast Primer

Mexico: An Overview Tomorrow’s podcast features a conversation with Guillermo Trejo and Sandra Ley about the politics of criminal violence in Mexico. Their research transcends Mexican politics to provide insights about democratization and criminal governance. But it helps to have a basic overview of Mexico’s political system. This is not an outline designed for serious... Continue Reading →

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