Francisco Garcia

Associate Analyst

Mexico City

Francisco García is an Associate Analyst based in Mexico City. With a background in corruption and security studies, Francisco conducts analyses of organized crime and political stability-related trends in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.

  • Americas
  • Corruption Risk Assessment & Analysis
  • Country Profiling & Benchmarking
  • Political & Economic Analysis & Forecasting


Francisco García is an Associate Analyst based in Mexico City. With a background in corruption and security studies, Francisco conducts analyses of organized crime and political stability-related trends in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. He is a regular contributor to Control Risks’ CORE and +Political online service and has conducted on-the-ground analysis for a variety of multinational clients.


Highlights of Francisco’s recent work include:
  • Delivering on-the-ground analysis on the security and political environments of cities on Mexico’s Gulf Coast for a foreign-owned pension fund seeking to expand its investment portfolio in the region.

  • Producing regular reports on regulatory developments related to the mining and energy sectors in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

  • Delivering daily reports on developments related to protests movements and bouts of civil unrest in Honduras, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico.

  • Offering commentary on political and operational trends in Central America and the Caribbean for major national and international media outlets.

Prior to joining Control Risks, Francisco worked as a lecturer in international relations, Mexican politics, and 20th century history at the Mexico City campus of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM). He previously worked as a researcher at ITESM’s School of Government and Public Transformation and at Mexico’s supreme audit institution, where he focused on corruption and its related regulatory developments across Latin America.

Francisco holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations and a Master of Arts in public policy, both from ITESM. He is a native Spanish speaker, fluent in English, and has co-authored academic publications in both languages.

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