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The Mexico Violence Resource Project provides information, analysis, research, and resources for understanding violence and organized crime in Mexico. This collaborative effort gives policymakers, journalists, and scholars the tools to develop deeper understandings and smarter solutions.

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Latest Perspectives


January 9, 2023

Black Thursday II and the Arrest of Ovidio Guzman

In a pre-dawn operation on January 5, Mexican army forces captured Ovidio Guzmán López, unleashing a wave of violence across the entire state of Sinaloa. The terror mimicked the events of October 17, 2019, when blockades and shootouts in Culiacán forced security forces to release Guzmán López after briefly detaining him.

December 19, 2022

2022 Recap Roundtable

How do we make sense of 2022? For this special edition of El Acarreo, we turned to some of our favorite observers and analysts to help explain the past 12 months.

December 19, 2022

2022 in Review

In many ways, a recap of 2022 would sound very similar to that of any other year in Mexico’s recent history. At the same time, the past twelve months have not been simple repetition of history, and it is worth examining some of the most significant developments to understand what 2023 might have in store.

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