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Considering Cross-Border Cartel Corruption Potentials in the United States

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 8:40am
Criminal cartels and Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) rely on corruption to enable their pursuit of criminal profit and power. Indeed, Mexico’s cartels emerged from the seeds of corrupt police profiting from the narcotics trade. While violence is the public face of criminal cartels and transnational gangs, corruption is the core threat to public trust and state legitimacy and capacity.

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Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Hawala’s Damage to the Afghan Economy

Sun, 09/29/2019 - 12:10am
Killing terrorists is not all about kinetic strikes, area clearances, and pinpoint raids. Terrorist organizations must be pressured in every aspect of their organization’s lifeblood. Attacking their coffers, often referred to as “counter-threat financing,” or CTF, is a key aspect of hurting terrorists from growing future capabilities and preventing future high-profile attacks.

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Corruption in Mexico 2019: SWJ Interview with Dr. Jose Ivan Rodriguez Sanchez

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:29am
During my investigative journalism series regarding public health and environmental hazards in Jalisco, Mexico, one question that continued to rise to the top was corruption. In my research, I identified a superb expert: Dr. Jose Ivan Rodriguez-Sanchez. He is currently in residence at Rice University’s James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy – Mexico Center.

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Friction Rises as Mexico Curbs U.S Role in Drug Fight

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 2:16pm

An important article in yesterday's NY Times by Randal Archibold, Damien Cave, and Ginger Thompson. 

MEXICO CITY — In their joint fight against drug traffickers, the United States and Mexico have forged an unusually close relationship in recent years, with the Americans regularly conducting polygraph tests on elite Mexican security officials to root out anyone who had been corrupted.

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A Call for Caution: The (Side) Effect of Mexico’s Entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership Peter J. Munson Tue, 07/03/2012 - 12:23pm

Will Mexico’s admittance into the Trans-Pacific Partnership create an even more empowered global criminal network?