Reforming the Ranks: Assessing Police Reform Efforts in Mexico

Reforming the Ranks: Assessing Police Reform Efforts in Mexico

The Mexico Institute and the Washington Office on Latin America 
are pleased to invite you to
 
Reforming the Ranks:
Assessing Police Reform Efforts in Mexico

 
Featuring:
 
Ernesto López Portillo Vargas
Executive Director, Institute for Security and Democracy (Insyde), Mexico
 
Juan Salgado Ibarra
Researcher, Department of Legal Studies, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), Mexico
 
With commentary by:
 
John Bailey
Professor, Georgetown University
 
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Fifth Floor Conference Room
Woodrow Wilson Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC
 
Directions to the Wilson Center are available here

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This event will be available via livestream here.
 

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has announced widespread changes to Mexico’s federal security forces, including placing the federal police under the direction of the Ministry of the Interior and creating a national gendarmerie, which will be made up of approximately 10,000 soldiers at its inception. As these changes begin to take shape, it is important to examine the progress that has already been made to reform Mexico’s federal police forces, as well as the long-standing challenges that remain, particularly in the area of police accountability. 
 
Please join us for this expert panel, which will discuss the current state of police reform in Mexico, issues that the Peña Nieto government must address to create strong and accountable federal security forces, and ways the United States might support these efforts.