March 26, 2010

On Wednesday, the U.S Department of the Treasury identified and formally classified fifty-four drug trafficking members of the Cartel del Golfo and Los Zetas cartels as “Specifically Designated Narcotics Traffickers” under the Kingpin Act, in an...

March 26, 2010

José Antonio Medina Arreguín, otherwise known by his alias Don Pepe or as the King of Heroin (el Rey de la Heroína), was arrested in the state of  Michoacán by the Federal Police on Wednesday, March 24. Medina Reguín is believed to be the...

March 25, 2010

The Mexican Chamber of Deputies is set to propose a resolution on March 25 urging the federal government to protest a remittance tax by the US state of Oklahoma. In 2009, Oklahoma put a $5 tax on each remittance transaction or wire transfer, plus an...

March 24, 2010

During the early hours of Monday in Acapulco and the capital of Guerrero, Chilpancingo, four people were executed, including a regional commander and a police officer, whose bodies were found dismembered in bags with narco-messages. At exactly 3:15...

March 24, 2010

On Monday, the interior minister Fernando Gómez Mont  held a private meeting with the governor of Nuevo León, Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz, after two Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) students, Jorge Antonio Mercado Alonso and Javier Francisco...

March 22, 2010

40 members of the armed forces are currently serving time in military prisons for having links to drug-trafficking organizations. General José Luis Chávez García, the head of the Attorney General Office of Military Justice (Procuraduría de...

March 19, 2010

President Felipe Calderón announced that he will meet with his American counterpart, President Barack Obama, this May in Washington D.C. The two are set to discuss the countries’ bilateral relations, particularly in matters regarding public...

March 18, 2010

The Mexican Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal of two indigenous women from Querétaro, who claim they are being detained unjustly. In late February, Alberta Alcántara Juan and Teresa González Cornelio were sentenced to 21 years in prison by a...

March 18, 2010

“Todos Somos Juárez: Reconstruyamos la Ciudad” (“We are All Juárez: Let's Rebuild our City”) is a recent program that aims to reduce the high level of violence and crime in Ciudad Juárez by investing in various development projects and...

March 17, 2010

President Calderón stressed that both the US and Mexico must recognize their shared responsibility toward fighting organized crime. The president said that their work should be like a battle in which both nations fight and win as allies, each in its...