The Justice in Mexico Project of the Trans-Border Institute (TBI) at the University of San Diego has released the monthly news report for May 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 May 2012 report include:
- Ejecuciones continue downward trend for 2012 amidst brash displays of violence and federal operations
- 49 decapitated bodies found in Nuevo León
- Former Coahuila treasurer accused of laundering over $20 million of state funds
- Students demand media transparency through #YoSoy132 movement
- Six journalists killed in three-week period sparks outcry from advocacy groups
- Oaxaca launches adversarial criminal justice in the Costa Region
To view the full report, click here: May 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, Dylan Heyden, Diana Rodriguez-Agiss, 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).