March 6, 2016

In addition to prison rioting and overcrowding, staggering levels of impunity and corruption further undermine Mexico’s penitentiary system. The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía,...

February 17, 2016

02/17/16 (written by kheinle) – The death of journalist Anabel Flores Salazar in Veracruz has kept the spotlight on Mexico and the Peña Nieto administration, particularly regarding the government’s failure to protect journalists. Flores was...

February 15, 2016

02/14/16 (written by kheinle) – Homicide rates in Mexico rose in 2015 for the first time since 2011, according to Mexico’s Secretary of the Interior (Secretaría de Gobernación, SEGOB). The number of homicides nationwide increased from 17,324 in...

February 8, 2016

2/8/16 (written by elefavour) – On Saturday, January 30, 2016, Mexican Army officials and Federal Police captured the current leader of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel in his home in northwest Mexico. According to Fox News, The Director of National...

February 2, 2016

The Section of International Law’s and its Mexico Committee will host a conversation February 6, 2016 between US-Mexican jurists seasoned in rule of law work and the role of international law in domestic courts. Judge Margaret McKeown of...

January 24, 2016

The World Justice Project’s annual report, “Rule of Law Index™ 2015,” released in June 2015 demonstrates Mexicans’ disappointing experiences with their country’s rule of law, based on eight factors: constraints on government powers,...

January 23, 2016

Just two weeks after the January 8th arrest of the world’s most wanted drug lord, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, much has been speculated about how his case will unfold. This is the third time El Chapo, head...

January 8, 2016

1/8/16 (written by rkuckertz and lcalderon) – According to a late-morning announcement from President Enrique Peña Nieto’s Twitter feed, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, the Sinaloa cartel druglord recently made infamous for his...

January 6, 2016

is part of a bigger, nationwide shift to restructure police forces throughout Mexico. In November 2014, President Enrique Peña Nieto presented the plan to create a Unified Police Force following the disappearance of 43 students in Iguala,...

January 4, 2016

Nine more states are also close to having the NSJP fully implemented and operational, being classified as “mid to high level” (medio alto) in terms of its progress by the Mexican government. These states include Baja California, Chiapas,...