The Justice in Mexico Project of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego has released the monthly news monitor for February 2013. 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 February 2013:
- Federal government identifies new drug trafficking organizations
- Guatemalan government confirms El Chapo not killed in shootout
- Elba Esther Gordillo, head of the Teachers Union, arrested
- HRW releases report on forced disappearances in Mexico
- Querétaro: State summons session to discuss new Code of Criminal Procedure
This report was compiled by Research Associate Cory Molzahn. Direct contributions and edits were made by Kimberly Heinle and Octavio Rodríguez, with research assistance from Ricardo Carmona, Nathalie Gomez, Alma Menera, and Lorena Quezada. The report is coordinated by David A. Shirk, Principal Investigator, 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 protected].
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).