This is the last in a series of four "Dispatches From Mexico’s Southern Border." Read parts one, two, and three.
Beyond the Border
Beyond the Border is a joint project of Lawfare and the Mexico Security Initiative at the University of Texas at Austin's Strauss Center. The column focuses on the complex array of security challenges that have wracked Mexico in recent years, with occasional coverage of similar challenges in Central America. Its principal author is Stephanie Leutert, the inaugural Mexico Security Initiative Fellow.