José Miguel Cruz

José Miguel Cruz is the Director of Research at Florida International University’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. He is an expert in the area of criminal violence, gangs, police, democratization and public opinion in Latin America. He has written about American scholarship on gangs and the processes through which the maras (MS-13 and MS-18) have evolved.

Jose Miguel Cruz

Director of Research, Florida International University’s Latin American and Caribbean Center

Areas of Expertise: Criminal Violence, Gangs, Police, Democratization and Public Opinion in Latin America

Location: Miami, FL

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Phone: (615) 945-7487

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