The Justice in Mexico Project of the Trans-Border Institute (TBI) at the University of San Diego has released the monthly news report for June 2012. These reports are based on regular monitoring of international, national, and sub-national developments affecting the rule of law in Mexico.
Highlights in the June 2012 report include:
- Ejecuciones remain lower in 2012 in most states amidst continued large-scale demonstrations of violence
- Drug cartel allegedly behind attacks on multinational corporation PepsiCo
- United States sanctions El Chapo’s ex-wife, son
- Several arrested in alleged Zetas money-laundering horse racing scheme
- Two federal police agents believed responsible for AICM shootings
- ‘Law for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists’ takes effect
To view the full report, click here: June 2012.
Many thanks to TBI Research Associate Cory Molzahn, who helped compile this report, which was edited by Kimberly Heinle, with research assistance from Octavio Rodríguez, Margaret Serrano, Gordon Nash, Katharine Petrich, Dan Zuzuárregui, and Stephanie Borrowdale. Thanks also to you for your continued interest and support.
The monthly reports, 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).