Patrick Corcoran

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 08:42
There are also myriad other secondary effects on organized crime stemming from the policy changes Trump is promising. A long-term divide between the two governments could trickle down to security collaboration, after years in which shared intelligence has helped Mexico locate some of its most wanted men.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 06:44
An alleged front man for fugitive Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte has acquired a string of properties in a suburb of Houston, Texas, offering a further demonstration of the importance of the United States in laundering the proceeds of criminal activity in Mexico.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 07:50
A prominent Mexican activist turned government official recently called attention to the ties between organized crime and the nation's mining industry, sounding an alarm that has grown increasingly loud in recent years.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 07:03
Mexico's heroin production was a central point in the recent summit of North American leaders, but the remedies under discussion show a remarkable unwillingness to learn from past mistakes.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 04:40
Mexico's proposal to use GPS tracking to prevent torture by security officials is another example of unnecessarily elaborate fixes to simple but intractable problems. If it becomes law, arresting officers will be required to activate a GPS device the moment a subject is apprehended. The device would send real-time updates on the suspect's location to a National Public Security System information center.
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 06:22
The recent release of murder statistics for 2014 in Mexico reveals that the North's longstanding role as the primary driver of bloodshed is declining against the backdrop of a nation significantly safer than in years past.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 06:24
The force expected to take to the streets in the coming days is expected to number no more than 5,000, composed both of transfers from the Federal Police and new recruits.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 07:18
The waves of attacks on municipal officials, including many less-publicized murders of security officials, offer a brutal illustration of the inability of local governments to defend themselves against well-armed criminal groups.
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 07:01
The surge of Los Rojos largely corresponds with a power vacuum caused by the decline of their erstwhile patrons. Los Rojos are just one of several groups that emerged from the BLO
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 00:00
His testimony paints a picture of El Chapo as beset by violent personal feuds, which cost thousands of lives and restricted the kingpin's own movements and ability to operate freely.