Violence from Mexico’s drug wars continues to spin out of control and the FBI now says Mexican cartels pose the biggest organized crime threat to the United States. A look at U.S.-Mexican cooperation on crimefighting, trade, and immigration, and what may change under the Obama administration.


  • Armand Peschard-Sverdrup Senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Maureen Meyer Associate for Mexico and Central America at The Washington Office on Latin America
  • John Bailey Professor of government and foreign service at Georgetown University; author of the forthcoming: "Crime, Corruption, and Democracy: Mexico's Security Trap in Comparative Perspective;" co-editor with Lucia Dammert, "Police Reform in the Americas"


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