April 22, 2010

In an operation that involved at least twenty to thirty people, an armed commando blocked various avenues in the center of Monterrey in order to penetrate two hotels where they kidnapped seven individuals. In order to prevent police authorities from...

April 20, 2010

Last week President Felipe Calderón initiated the “Blue Heart Campaign, Mexico against human trafficking” (Campaña Corazón Azul, México contra la trata de personas), along with the United Nations, seeking to create awareness in order to stop...

April 19, 2010

Last week, the Federal Police (Policía Federal) captured Hilario López Morales, alias “El Gato”, identified as one of the principal operators of the drug cartel “La Familia Michoacana.” Along with “El Gato” four other individuals were...

April 15, 2010

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (an autonomous entity of the Organization of American States) is set to hear the case of an indigenous woman who claims she was raped by soldiers in 2002. On February 22 of that year, a  dozen soldiers came...

April 14, 2010

On her first foreign trip without her husband, First Lady Michelle Obama visited Mexico, meeting with women leaders and students.  She was received by the Mexican ambassador to the United States, Arturo Sarukhán; United States Ambassador to Mexico,...

April 14, 2010

The Federal Police (Policía Federal) detained Jose Manuel Cuevas Arias, “El Borrego,"  drug cartel leader of the south zone in the state Guanajuato for the cartel organization La Familia Michoacana. He is believed to be one of four bosses in that...

April 13, 2010

The Federal Secretariat of Public Security ( Secretaría de Seguridad Pública federal) confirmed the death of Santiago Lizárraga Ibarra alias "El Chaguín,” presumed leader of the Beltrán Leyva cartel organization, and José Paul Enciso...

April 13, 2010

US officials stated that the long-standing struggle between the Sinaloa Cartel and the Juárez Cartel (also known as the Vicente Carrillo Fuentes organization, after the group’s leader) may be tilting in favor of the former. The two drug...

April 13, 2010

confirmed officials’ belief that the two criminal organizations had allied themselves to push the Zetas from the state of Tamaulipas, a major drug route and the traditional stronghold of the Gulf Cartel. In a past entry on April 5, Justice in...

April 12, 2010

Last Tuesday, State Police found the bodies of twelve individuals who were executed in what they believe to be a confrontation between narco-traffickers, in the municipality of Xalisco. The State Attorney General's Office of Nayarit confirmed that...