Mexico's Drug War

Beatriz Magaloni

Part of the Fall 2013 Bay Area Latin America Forum

September 30, 2013

Event Description

During the Felipe Calderón administration, Mexico launched an aggressive campaign to weaken drug trafficking organizations, and violence increased significantly, producing more than 55,000 deaths in six years. Prof. Magaloni presented her findings on the impacts of this campaign on the escalation and geographic dispersion of violence.


Beatriz Magaloni is an associate professor of Political Science and a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.

More Information

Read "Beheading the Hydra," Chris Carter's article for the Fall 2013 Berkeley Review