The Justice in Mexico Project of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego has released the monthly news monitor for November 2012. 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 November 2012:
- Continued downward trend in weekly ejecuciones
- Peña Nieto announces initiative to dismantle SSP and SFP
- Prominent women are victims of drug violence
- “La Barbie” accuses García Luna and other officials of corruption
- Congress approves labor reform despite disagreements over new union regulations
- Chamber of Deputies to discuss the abolishment of arraigo
- DISTRITO FEDERAL: US $845 million will be invested in reforming the criminal justice system
This report was compiled by TBI Research Associates Cory Molzahn and Margaret Serrano. Direct collaborations and edition were made by Octavio Rodríguez, with research assistance from Maya Arrieta-Walden, Peter Ferrari, Yajaira Hernandez-Trejo and David Gaddis Smith. The report is coordinated by David A. Shirk, TBI Director, 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).