The Global Initiative Network

Expert, GI-TOC staff member

Guillermo Vazquez del Mercado Almada

Senior Analyst, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Guillermo Vázquez del Mercado has more than 17 years of professional experience in public and private sector developing security public policies, especially those related to crime prevention, violence reduction, police institutions and illicit trade.

As Senior Analyst for the Global Initiative, Guillermo coordinates de Coalitions for Resilience Project in Central America which aims to understand extortion and strengthen resilience at the municipal and community level. He is also Associate Professor at CIDE where he co-coordinates the Violence in Mexico Studies Program. He has also collaborated for projects developed by international cooperation agencies such as UNODC, GIZ-Mexico and USAID contractors in Mexico and Guatemala.

Guillermo lives in Mexico City and has a BA in Political Science from CIDE (Mexico) and a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of Pittsburgh (USA).

Publications
  • Victimization Surveys for the development of security public policies, INEGI, March 2019.
  • 5Ps for a violence reduction strategy in Mexico, Small Wars Journal, March 2012.
  • “Violencia en México: Realidades y Perspectivas” (Violence in México: Realities and Perspectives), Istor: No. 42, co-author with Dr. Sigrid Arzt, June 2010.