In an interview, anthropologist Natalia Mendoza describes how drug and migrant smuggling take place in the Mexican town of Altar.
Stephanie Leutert is the Director of the Mexico Security Initiative at the University of Texas at Austin. She writes for Beyond the Border, a Strauss Center and Lawfare collaboration, and provides an in depth look at security and migration challenges in Mexico and Central America.
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Last Thursday and Friday, the United States and Mexico co-hosted top officials from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and other countries for the "Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America." As the name suggests, the gathering aimed to spur a wide-ranging conversation for improving the region’s economic conditions, tackling gangs and organized crime, and slowing U.S.-bound migration.
Fewer Central American migrants are attempting the journey through Mexico, a change likely due not only to fears of deportation but to rising smuggling costs.
An overview of the legal, technical and fiscal hurdles to carrying out Trump's January 25th executive order.
A contextualization of Trump's latest policy pushes on transnational criminal operations and migrant smuggling.
With tensions running high, what can Mexico do to strengthen its position against the United States?
Now that President Trump has signed an executive order requiring the federal government to begin constructing a border wall with Mexico, let’s go over what we can expect to see happening over the coming months.