The Justice in Mexico Project of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego has released the monthly news monitor for August 2012. Thanks to the generous support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, we are excited to offer in depth monitoring, research, and analysis of Mexico’s public security, rule of law, and human rights issues.
Highlights from August 2012:
- Cartel related killings up slightly from July; still lower than weekly average for 2012
- Cartel related roadblocks emerge in Jalisco and Colima
- Tomás Yarrington accepted millions in bribes from organized crime: PGR
- Mexico’s Supreme Court restricts reach of military jurisdiction
- TBI welcomes Javier Sicilia and the Caravan for Peace
This report was compiled by TBI Program Associate Cory Molzahn, and edited by Kimberly Heinle, with research assistance from Octavio Rodríguez, Katharine Petrich, Margaret Serrano, and Dan Zuzuárregui. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).