March 16, 2010

Three presumed members of the Arellano Felix cartel organization were captured by Mexican Army elements in Rosarito, Baja California, with various high powered weapons in their possession.  The detainees were arrested after authorities followed up...

March 15, 2010

On Monday SEMAR (Secretaría de Marina-Armada), Mexico’s Navy, reported that at least eight presumed narco-trafficking assassins died in a confrontation with naval forces on “La Lagunilla” ranch in the municipal of Bustamante in the state of...

March 15, 2010

Congressional members of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI) expressed their concern over the reduction in personnel by the Federal Electoral Institute (Instituto Federal Electoral, IFE). These layoffs...

March 15, 2010

Three people linked to the US Consulate in Ciudad Juárez were killed in two separate attacks on Saturday. In one incident, a consulate employee and her husband (Lesley A. Enríquez and Arthur Haycock, both US citizens) were killed while driving...

March 12, 2010

The ministers of the Supreme Court of National Justice (Suprema Corte de Justicia Nacional, SCJN) unanimously voted to annul the legislature’s decision to dissolve two municipalities: San Pedro Jicayán and San Pedro Huamelula. In September 2009,...

March 10, 2010

Federal police agents detained four members of the Cartel del Norte, a Colombian cartel, in Mexico City today. In a press conference at the command center of Iztapalapa, Ramón Eduardo Pequeño, a federal police chief, reported that agents...

March 10, 2010

The country's Supreme Court voted to approve changes to the federal criminal law that would allow the federal attorney general office (Procuraduría General de la República, PGR) to withhold information requested by the National Commission on Human...

March 10, 2010

The Chihuahua state legislature is set to pass certain laws on Thursday as part of its fight against drug trafficking organizations. These include the “Ley Estatal de Extincion de Dominio” (State Law on Asset Seizures) that would allow state...

March 9, 2010

According to The Dallas Morning News, an almost complete news censorship has been imposed along much of Mexico’s border with Texas, specifically in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas and the municipal of Reynosa.  The self-censorship has been...

March 9, 2010

In late February, the state of Tamaulipas experienced several incidents of violence in several of its municipalities, including Reynosa, Valle Hermosa, Miguel Aleman, San Fernando, Matamoros, and others. These incidents were concentrated in a 100km...