September 29: El Chapo, MS-13 and Beyond: The State of Organized Crime in the Americas

September 29: El Chapo, MS-13 and Beyond: The State of Organized Crime in the Americas

Date: September 29, 2018
Time: 2 p.m.
Cost: Free for Members or with admission

Videoconference with Latin America organized crime expert and journalist Ioan Grillo

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán

Mexican drug cartels and Central American gangs are consistently prevalent in today’s headlines.

The Mob Museum is providing an opportunity for dialogue with a renowned expert on organized crime in Mexico and Central America. Based in Mexico City, Ioan Grillo is an English-born journalist who is the leading voice chronicling organized crime in the Western Hemisphere.

In this inaugural videoconference, Ioan Grillo will discuss the following topics:

  • Upcoming trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman
  • The Trump administration’s efforts to target MS-13 and latest strategies to combat organized crime in Mexico
  • Audience will have the rare opportunity to take part in a Q&A with Ioan Grillo

This event will take place in the Museum’s Organized Crime Today exhibit on the 1st floor.

17-foot-wide interactive touch wall in Organized Crime Today exhibit

Free for Museum Member or with Museum admission.

If you’re a Museum Member, please bring your Membership card with you and look for a member check-in table in our lobby.

If you’re not a Museum Member, please check-in at our box office to purchase your Museum admission.

Featured Speakers

Ioan Grillo  

Ioan Grillo


Ioan Grillo is a reporter based in Mexico City. He has been covering Latin America’s association with drug cartels since 2001 and his media portfolio includes Time Magazine, CNN, Reuters, The Houston Chronicle, The Associated Press, CBC, The Telegraph and much more. Ioan has witnessed it all from murder scenes to the fields of where drugs are born and even prison cells as well as luxury condominiums of criminals.