News Monitor Vol. 9 No. 12 now available!

JMP Cover Image Dec 2014We are pleased to announce the release of our latest Justice in Mexico News Monitor, covering the month of December 2014.

The Justice in Mexico Project conducts original research, promotes public discourse, and informs public policies related to rule of law and security issues in Mexico. This academically-based, policy focused program is based at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of San Diego, and benefits from the support of university students and volunteers. Each month, the project produces an aggregated summary of Mexican and U.S. news coverage in four major categories: Crime and Violence; Transparency and Accountability; Justice System Reform; and Human Rights and Civil Society.

Highlights from December 2014:

  • Mexico City chief of police resigns
  • Mexico remains in bottom half of Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index
  • Criticisms surface against President Peña Nieto’s proposals for new reforms
  • Report reveals human rights violations, modern-day slavery conditions for agricultural workers in Mexico

To read the full report, click here.

This report was compiled by Cory Molzahn, Kimberly Heinle, Octavio Rodriguez, and David Shirk, with research and direct contributions from Gloria Gaona-Hernandez, Christopher Issel, Ruben Orosco, Harper Otawka, Sofia Ramirez, Marissa Rangel, and Alisson Shoffner.

This will also be the last of the Justice in Mexico monthly News Monitors, a project that was generously funded by the MacArthur Foundation as part of a three-year grant. Justice in Mexico is very grateful for the support provided by the MacArthur Foundation during that time, as well as the countless staff, intern, and volunteer hours that went in to producing high quality, regular monthly monitors and reports. We hope you have enjoyed and benefitted from the news monitors, and we appreciate, as always, your continued support of Justice in Mexico.

Please remember that our monthly news monitors, our latest drug violence maps, our special reports, and other publications are available on the project’s website at www.justiceinmexico.org, as well as our databases of crime and other indicators at the Data Portal. You can view regular updates on rule of law and security issues in Mexico on our News Blog. You can also follow us on Twitter @JusticeinMexico and Facebook at Justice in Mexico

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