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Lecture explores emerging power of Sinaloa cartel

April 06, 2010

Arturo Santamaría, a political scientist and sociologist and professor of social sciences of the University of Sinaloa, Mazatlan, will be the featured speaker for the 2010 Wells Fargo Distinguished Lecture April 16. His talk is titled, "The Transnationalization of the Sinaloa Cartel: The Emergence of a Political Power."

Santamaría's lecture takes place from 5 to 6 p.m. in Lattie F. Coor Hall Room 6607/Education Lecture hall 117 on the Tempe campus. A reception preceeds his talk at 4 p.m. Both events are sponsored by the Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and are free and open to the public.

Santamaría has conducted fieldwork in Texas, California and Arizona among Mexican migrants from Sinaloa. He received the coveted Instituto interamericano de Fronteras prize in 2003 for his work on Mexican migrants in the United States and is a member of the national system of researchers that is the highest level of academic researchers in Mexico.

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