The Justice in Mexico Project of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego has released the monthly news monitor for March 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 March 2013:
- Movement toward unified police command moves forward under Peña Nieto administration
- Efforts to regulate arms trafficking largely ineffective: TBI study
- Elba Esther Gordillo remains in prison, now alienated from former political allies
- Legislative Assembly in Mexico City proposes revisions to arraigo
- Chihuahua: First oral trial on labor law to be held in Parral
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, Tiana Carriedo, 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).