By Viridiana Rios
“El Chapo must remain here to serve his sentence, and then I’ll extradite him. Some 300 or400 years later, I’ll extradite him” – Attorney General of México, January 2015.
“The instruction is (…) to extradite el Chapo as soon as possible” –President of México, January 2016.
This chapter analyses the relationship between Mexico and the United States in terms of security. The material examines the main characteristics and goals of this relationship, the most recent changes it has faced, and provides five recommendations aimed at creating a healthier, deep and balanced collaboration between these two countries in the near future.
This text is divided into three parts. The first part explores the most recent changes in the bilateral relationship, including its most relevant milestones. The goal is to gain an understanding of how the relationship these two countries currently have has evolved over time. The second part identifies th...more.
A brief description of the Merida Initiative and its programs designed to reduce violence on both sides of the border resulting from the activities of drug trafficking organizations . The four main pi...more.
U.S.-Mexico Economic Relations: Trends, Issues, and Implications, Congressional Research Service This report prepared by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) emphasizes the importance of U.S.-M...more.
When Felipe Calderon took office, he envisioned an anti- drug-trafficking strategy that directly involved the U.S. Asking Bush for help, the two presidents were able to agree on collaborative measures...more.
The number of deaths related to drug-trafficking and organized crime in Mexico have been more numerous and far-reaching than even before in the past decade. While the Mexican government has responde...more.
This book explains why Mexico is stuck in a “low-level equilibrium” between democracy and citizen security in which the government’s persistent inability to provide citizen security undermines d...more.