The Migration of Criminal Violence: From Lucky Luciano to Pablo Escobar to "El Chapo" Guzmán

Sergio Aguayo

Title Conditional: The Migration of Criminal Violence: From Lucky Luciano to Pablo Escobar to "El Chapo" Guzmán
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm | 132 Boalt Hall

Lucky Luciano, Pablo Escobar, and "El Chapo" Guzmán. (Photos from Wikimedia.)
Lucky Luciano, Pablo Escobar, and "El Chapo" Guzmán. (Photos from Wikimedia.)

Read "Mexico: The Geopolitics of Organized Crime" by Helke Enkerlin-Madero in the Fall 2015 Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies.

Organized crime has accumulated an enormous capacity for inflicting violence. For nearly a century, mafias, cartels, and gangs have woven together a network that fosters all types of illegal activities. Professor Aguayo will present an overview of this process through the personalities of three key gangsters. He will also make an argument for a regional and comprehensive response.

Sergio Aguayo is a Mexican scholar and political analyst. He is a full professor at the Center for International Studies, El Colegio de México and a Visiting Professor at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights (Harvard School of Public Health).

Sergio Aguayo speaks at UC Berkeley, November 2015. (Photo by Andrea Flores Rosas.)Sergio Aguayo speaks at UC Berkeley, November 2015. (Photo by Andrea Flores Rosas.)

Sergio Aguayo speaks answers questions from the audience after his talk, November 2015. (Photo by Andrea Flores Rosas.)
Sergio Aguayo answers questions from the audience after his talk, November 2015. (Photo by Andrea Flores Rosas.)

Sergio Aguayo speaks with audience members after his talk, November 2015. (Photo by Andrea Flores Rosas.)Sergio Aguayo speaks with audience members after his talk, November 2015. (Photo by Andrea Flores Rosas.)