The Justice in Mexico Project of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego has released the monthly news monitor for July 2012. Thanks to the generous support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, we are excited to continue offering in depth monitoring, research, and analysis of Mexico’s public security, rule of law, and human rights issues.
Highlights from July 2012:
- Human costs of violence remain a concern despite reduction in cartel-related violence
- U.S. Senate questions efficacy of Mexican reliance on armed forces in drug war
- Global bank HSBC under fire for allowing Mexican cartels to launder money, fined $27.5 million
- Mass-arrest of minors detained provokes calls for human rights investigation
- Aguascalientes: SSPE presents report on state’s public security
This report was compiled by TBI Research Associate Cory Molzahn, and edited by Kimberly Heinle, with research assistance from Octavio Rodríguez, Megan Huynh, Gordon Nash, Katharine Petrich, Margaret Serrano, Dan Zuzuárregui, and Stephanie Borrowdale. The report is coordinated by David A. Shirk, TBI Director, Octavio Rodriguez, Program Coordinator, and Kimberly Heinle, Operations Coordinator. Any opinions expressed in attributions for this summary are those manifested in the media reports and op-ed pieces compiled herein, and not those of the University of San Diego, the Trans-Border Institute, or its sponsors. Please report any questions, corrections, or concerns to email@example.com.
The monthly news monitors, as well as the latest drug violence maps, are available on the project website (www.justiceinmexico.org). You can follow the project on Twitter (@JusticeinMexico) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/JusticeinMexico). The database of crime indicators can also be accessed on the TBI website (www.sandiego.edu/tbidata).