Small Wars Journal


Corruption in Mexico 2019: SWJ Interview with Dr. Jose Ivan Rodriguez Sanchez

During my investigative journalism series regarding public health and environmental hazards in Jalisco, Mexico, one question that continued to rise to the top was corruption. In my research, I identified a superb expert: Dr. Jose Ivan Rodriguez-Sanchez. He is currently in residence at Rice University’s James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy – Mexico Center.

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Friction Rises as Mexico Curbs U.S Role in Drug Fight

An important article in yesterday's NY Times by Randal Archibold, Damien Cave, and Ginger Thompson. 

MEXICO CITY — In their joint fight against drug traffickers, the United States and Mexico have forged an unusually close relationship in recent years, with the Americans regularly conducting polygraph tests on elite Mexican security officials to root out anyone who had been corrupted.

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A Call for Caution: The (Side) Effect of Mexico’s Entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership Peter J. Munson Tue, 07/03/2012 - 12:23pm

Will Mexico’s admittance into the Trans-Pacific Partnership create an even more empowered global criminal network?