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How Organized Crime Is Evolving in Mexico and Central America

Experts discussed how transnational gangs are affecting regional security and migration.

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Overview

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? Join experts Luis Guillermo Solís, Andrew Selee and Sonja Wolf for this panel to launch the new edition of Americas Quarterly.

Speakers:

  • Luis Guillermo Solís, Interim Director at the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University 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, Americas Quarterly @ctornaghi (moderator)

For questions about the event, contact mreina@as-coa.org.

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Speakers

Andrew Selee
President, Migration Policy Institute

Andrew Selee has been the president of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a nonpartisan institution that seeks to improve immigration and integration policies, since August 2017. Prior to that, he spent 17 years at the Woodrow Wilson Center, where he founded the center’s...

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Luis Guillermo Solís
Former President of Costa Rica

Luis Guillermo Solís is the interim director and a distinguished visiting professor at the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University. He served as the president of Costa Rica from 2014 to 2018. Solís has been a professor of history and...

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Sonja Wolf
Cátedra CONACYT Assistant Professor with the Drug Policy Program, Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE)

Sonja Wolf is a Cátedra CONACYT assistant professor with the drug policy program at the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE) in Mexico. She is also a visiting fellow at the Latin America and Caribbean Centre (LACC) of the London School of Economics and Political...

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Cecilia Tornaghi
Managing Editor, Americas Quarterly

Cecilia Tornaghi is the managing editor of Americas Quarterly. A Brazilian-American journalist, she has been covering Latin America for the last 20 years with a focus on policy, business and economics. She spent 13 years at Bloomberg, starting as a Nasdaq reporter, then as an...

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