Laura Vargas

Rio De Janeiro: A Local Response to a Global Challenge

Transnational organized crime is often manifested by prevalent territorial disputes between rival criminal factions at local levels. Rio de Janeiro—considered one of the most violent of...

Mexico’s Struggle for Public Security: Organized Crime and State Responses

Mexico’s Struggle for Public Security: Organized Crime and State Responses George Philip, Susana Berruecos, eds. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), 204 pages. Mexico’s Struggle for...