Tuesday Seminar on Latin American Studies (via Zoom)


Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 12:00pm to 2:00pm


Online Only

"Votes, Drugs, and Violence: The Political Logic of Criminal Wars in Mexico"

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Sandra Ley, Assistant Professor of Political Studies, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE).

Guillermo Trejo, Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame.


Kaitlyn Chriswell, Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University.


Alisha Holland, Faculty Associate. Associate Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University.


Paola Ibarra

Presented in collaboration with Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

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One of the most surprising developments in Mexico's transition to democracy was the outbreak of criminal wars and large-scale criminal violence. Why did Mexican drug cartels go to war as the country transitioned away from one-party rule? Guillermo Trejo and Sandra Ley will present the answers that they develop in their new book Votes, Drugs, and Violence.