Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo (political science) was quoted in a Washington Post article titled, “Mexico’s Deadly Elections: Crime Groups Target Candidates in a Fight for Turf.” The article discusses the political violence Mexico has endured in recent elections and continues to face in the upcoming midterm elections.  

Trejo comments on how crime groups “have discovered that gaining control over municipal governments and local economies and populations and territories is crucial if they want to survive in the very fierce struggles for drug-trafficking routes.”

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