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The Mexico Violence Resource Project team is available on a limited basis for consulting projects related to security, human rights, and crime in Latin America. Our broad background in humanities and social science allows us to bring a range of tools to our work including surveys, interviews, and mapping. With expertise in qualitative and quantitative research, we utilize both desk research and fieldwork to reach insightful conclusions for our clients. We deliver polished final products that clearly communicate complex ideas for policymakers and the public in both English and Spanish.

Our previous clients have included the Center for Civilians in Conflict, the U.S. Institute of Peace, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the US State Department Foreign Service Institute, and InSight Crime. If you are interested in learning more about our consulting work and availability, please contact us:


Dr. Cecilia Farfán-Méndez is head of security research programs at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Her research examines when and why DTOs pursue additional criminal enterprises, the methods used in money laundering, and their different propensities for violence.


Dr. Michael Lettieri is a Senior Fellow for Human Rights at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He previously held positions at the Trans-Border Institute and the Council on Hemispheric Affairs. He received his Ph.D. in Modern Latin American History from UC San Diego in 2014. His consulting work has focused on the binational dynamics of security policy and crime in Mexico and Latin America.

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