The New General Victims’ Law in Mexico: Stories and Silences

May 11, 2013

Mexico's new General Victims' Law has been widely acclaimed, but some critics quietly wonder: might criminality itself profit from a society that tends to equate "citizen" and "victim"? The Emerging Society of Victims "Draw the scaffolding so that the last step of the ladder comes in...

The Chavez Administration and the Demise of Citizen Security in Venezuela

October 19, 2012

Since taking office in 1998, Chavez has ignored the dramatic rise in violent crime, making security a private good in the socialist republic. In Caracas, Venezuela’s residential neighborhood of Bello Monte, journalists from multiple publications can be found every morning having coffee at...

US- Mexico Security Cooperation

August 02, 2012

Since security concerns are rising, the US and Mexico are continuously looking for a solution to protect their border without disrupting the prospering trade. Protecting Borders in the 21st Century: A look at Mexico – US Security Cooperation Background Covering 2,000 miles of terrain,...