Patrick Corcoran

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 00:00
The documents describe a group that was essentially operating as a courier: moving money for an unnamed, larger organization to pay for contract services in the region.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 00:00
The letter complains that organized crime groups essentially take control of elaborate public works projects, demanding monthly payments from the subcontracting firms, including major corporations.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 00:00
The retreat of the Zetas removes a long-term driver of violence, and it may allow Los Cabrera to consolidate their control over the whole area.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 00:00
Mexico has also proved itself unable to protect the witnesses in its custody on a number of occasions
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 00:00
Given that the PRI was an authoritarian entity, this loss of power is, on balance, a good thing, but one of the unfortunate side effects was the state's growing incapacity to impose itself on organized crime.
Monday, September 10, 2012 - 00:00
To reduce the size of the population living off of the drug trade, Mexico's government needs to ease and encourage the transition away from drug production.
Monday, August 27, 2012 - 00:00
As Calderon reaches the end his six-year term in office, the federal police seems far from being a reliable nationwide replacement for the armed forces.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 00:00
Continuing degradation in the Zetas' command structure would likely be a source of violence in the group’s territories in the northeast.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 00:00
On the state level, both Chihuahua and Nuevo Leon saw decreases in murders in June, and much of the violence seems to have transferred to Coahuila.
Monday, June 11, 2012 - 00:00
A wave of murders sweeping the south Mexican state of Guerrero is a grim reminder of the damage wreaked by the long-running conflict between various different groups, most traditionally the Zetas and Sinaloa Cartel