29-30 Sept 07, Mexico City (Mexico)
Mexico City, the capital and most important economic, industrial and cultural center in the country with a population of 8 millions in 2005.
Greater Mexico City includes 58 municipalities with a population of 19.2 million, making it the largest metropolitan area in the western hemisphere and the second largest in the world. As for many other Latin American countries, crime is among the most urgent concerns facing Mexico. Drug trafficking rings play a major role in the flow of cocaine, heroin, and marijuana transiting between Latin America and the United States which has led to corruption, with a deleterious effect on Mexico’s democracy. Drug trafficking and organized crime have also been a major source of violent crime.