Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

WEBCAST: How Organized Crime Is Evolving in Mexico & Central America

AS/COA and FIU host a discussion on organized crime and its effects on migration.
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This program was livestreamed on this page on February 17, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET. You can also watch the event on Twitter and YouTube.

With governments distracted by COVID-19, transnational gangs like MS-13 and the Jalisco Cartel are expanding their reach and influence. What does this mean for regional security? What will the consequences be for northward migration to the United States? How should the new Biden administration react? This launch of the latest special report from Americas Quarterly was hosted by:

This event was produced in partnership with:


  • Luis Guillermo Solís, Interim Director at the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU and former President of Costa Rica @luisguillermosr
  • Andrew Selee, President of the Migration Policy Institute @SeleeAndrew
  • Sonja Wolf, Cátedra CONACYT Assistant Professor with the Drug Policy Program at the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE) in Mexico @scwolf5
  • Cecilia Tornaghi, Managing Editor of Americas Quarterly @ctornaghi (moderator)

Tags: Central America, Events, Mexico, Migration, Transnational Organized Crime
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