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The Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies is based at UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) and is a policy research institute. Since 1979, it has been a go-to source for serious academic research on Mexico and U.S.-Mexico relations, informing the creation, implementation and evaluation of public policy.

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USMEX Staff and 2019 Fellows


Be sure to following USMEX Director Rafael Fernández De Castro's "Global Notes" on El Financiero

An image taken from the Oct. 17, 2019 events in which Mexican government forces detained Ovidio Guzmán, one of the sons of famous narco trafficker Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, members of the Sinaloa Cartel took to the streets with high-powered weapons.

UC San Diego Mexico Violence Resource Project Goes Beyond Cartels to Study Drug War

Despite the ongoing stay-at-home order amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, Rafael Fernández de Castro is broadening the reach of the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies

‘You can always go around the obstacles’