Homicide Rates and Clandestine Graves Highlight Mexico’s Systemic Challenges

06/26/19 (written by kheinle) — The first six months of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s sexenio (2018-2024) have proven to be the most violent such period for a president in Mexico’s recent history. Mexico’s ongoing struggles to combat crime and violence were highlighted of late with the release of data on the increasing homicide rates […]

More mass graves uncovered in Jalisco, Guerrero, and Michoacán with alleged links to OCGs

03/27/14 (written by callison) — The number of mass graves found in Mexico over the past few months continues to rise, with several new graves discovered in February and March in Jalisco, Guerrero, and Michoacán. The recent discoveries come on the heels of 11 mass graves found in Coahuila in early-February, containing between 300 and […]

Four former policemen arrested in connection with mass graves found in Coahuila

02/12/14 — At least 11 mass graves linked to criminal organizations have been discovered in northern Coahuila, which lies on the U.S.-Mexico border. The Undersecretary for Locating Disappeared Persons (Subprocuraduría Especializada en Localización de Personas Desaparecidas) reported that between 300 and 500 skeletal remains were found, although state officials have not confirmed that count. According […]

Mass graves discovered in Jalisco and Guerrero, some with links to corrupt police

11/19/13 — Mexican authorities have discovered a number of mass graves this month in Jalisco and Guerrero containing more than 30 bodies, and more are expected as investigations continue. These add to the list of mass graves discovered in Mexico in recent years, including the 2011 discovery of 193 migrants in Tamaulipas, the 2012 finding […]