In a report for the Inter-American Development Bank, CDDRL's Program on Poverty and Governance research team explores the relationships between economic outputs and drug trafficking violence in Mexico. Read more »
Who voted for who in the last Mexican presidential elections? CDDRL's Program on Poverty and Governance released the study The 2012 Electoral Geography examining the electoral results from the 2012 Mexican presidential election.
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The Program on Poverty and Governance released a research update on the relationship between criminal activity and dropout rates in Mexico. Read more »
FSI Stanford, CDDRL, CISAC, Program on Poverty and Governance, CrimeLab News
Enrique Peña Nieto was elected Mexico's president promising to curb the country's drug-related violence. Political scientist Beatriz Magaloni talks about what to expect from the largely unknown politician, what his policies may mean for Mexican-U.S. relations, and how his government would likely allow cartels some freedom to operate in exchange for the promise of peace. Read more »
The CDDRL Program on Poverty and Governance together with the Center for Latin American Studies will host a conference on May 18-19 to explore how governance impacts the provision of public goods and services throughout the world. Read more »
Researchers explore potential solutions to Mexican crime and violenceCISAC, FSI Stanford, CDDRL Announcement
Scholars and policymakers from around the world gathered at Stanford in October for a two-day conference that examined, from a comparative perspective, issues in violence, crime, and governance in Mexico. An executive summary of the program and a series of papers presented there highlight the causes of these challenges and explore some potential solutions. Read more »
FSI Stanford, CDDRL, Program on Poverty and Governance, CrimeLab News
As if the alleged Iranian plan to kill Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S. wasn’t strange and sinister enough, it offered an outlandish twist: American officials say the Iranian plotters wanted to hire a Mexican drug cartel to carry out the murder. FSI’s Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar and Beatriz Magaloni discuss the developing events. Read more »
CDDRL, FSI Stanford News
On October 3 and 4, the Program on Poverty and Governance at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law will co-sponsor a conference examining the issues of violence, drugs, and governance in Mexico from a comparative perspective. Read more »
We sat down with recipient of the FSI Global Underdevelopment Action Fund, Professor Beatriz Magaloni to learn more about her research plans and how her work will address the larger issues of poverty and governance in Latin America and beyond. Read more »
The lives of women in rural GuatemalaFSI Stanford in the news
Amaya Cotton-Caballero, one of the seven FSI undergraduate interns who traveled to Guatemala in July 2011, details some of her experiences in health clinics and home visits with local women, along with Professors Paul Wise and Beatriz Magaloni and Dr. Kate Leonard. Her blog entry examines how daily life stresses manifest in women's lives.
FSI Undergraduate Interns report from GuatemalaFSI Stanford, CDDRL News
Seven Stanford undergraduates traveled to Guatemala as FSI Research Abroad Undergraduate Interns this summer, conducting field research examining poverty, governance, and health in the rural Guatemalan highlands, alongside Professors Paul Wise and Beatriz Magaloni. From the field, they have been documenting their experiences in FSI's blog, intheworld.stanford.edu.