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Killing in the Slums: An Impact Evaluation of Police Reform in Rio de Janeiro

December 2015

Abstract:This paper evaluates the causal impact of Rio de Janeiro’s Pacifying Police Units (UPPs), probably the largest–scale police reform initiative taking place in the developing world.

Impact Evaluation: Program Jóvenes con Porvenir

November 2015

Jóvenes con Porvenir is a public-funded program run by the government of Zapopan.

Impact Evaluation: Program Jóvenes con Porvenir

October 2015

The impact evaluation aims to estimate the effect of the program in different aspects of the beneficiaries' professional and personal lives.

The Beheading of Criminal Organizations and the Dynamics of Violence in Mexico’s Drug War [June 2015]

June 2015

In 2006 the Mexican government launched an aggressive campaign to weaken drug-trafficking organizations (DTOs).

Caught in the Crossfire: The Geography of Extortion and Police Corruption in Mexico [Feb. 2015]

February 2015

When Mexican President Felipe Caldrón took office in December 2006 he declared a war on the nation’s drug traffic organizations (Ríos and Shirk, 2011).

Living in Fear: The Dynamics of Extortion in Mexico's Criminal Insurgency [Feb. 2015]

February 2015

This paper provides an account of the strategies of extortion and co-optation used by drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) toward civil society in Mexico.

Conference Report: Violence and Policing in Latin American and U.S. Cities [April 2014]

January 2015

The global cities of Latin America - Rio de Janeiro, Ciudad Juarez, Tijuana, Mexico City and Medellin - have become engines of economic growth.

La Geografía Electoral de 2012 (México)

October 2012

On July 1, over 50 million Mexicans went to the polls to elect the next President of the Republic.

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bmkhigh Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Alberto Diaz-Cayeros Headshot Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
edgar franco Edgar Franco Vivanco Doctoral Candidate, Political Science