March 4, 2010

The Federal Institute for Access to Public Information (Instituto Federal de Acceso a la Información, IFAI) ordered the Secretariat of National Defense (Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional, Sedena) to disclose firearm license information that it had...

March 4, 2010

On Tuesday, Governor José Reyes Baeza announced that an additional $600 million pesos would be invested in Ciudad Juárez this year as part of a new program called “Immediate Action” (Acción Inmediata). When added to the original budget of $1.8...

March 3, 2010

A preliminary report issued by an investigative commission sparked a sensitive political issue that had been dormant for the last few months. On June 5, 2009, a fire broke out in a state warehouse in Hermosillo, Sonora. It then spread to an adjacent...

March 2, 2010

Juan Miguel Alcántara, executive secretary of the National System of Public Security (Sistema Nacional de Seguridad Pública), reported that along with the  governors of Campeche, Durango, Nayarit, Nuevo León and Tabasco he signed the conventions...

March 1, 2010

Mario Zaldívar Mijares, the Municipal Director of Public Security for the city of Durango, explained that the project unifying municipal police corporations is currently in the modification of municipal laws and regulations stage. “It's not a...

February 26, 2010

The Secretary of the Interior (Secretaría de Gobernación, SEGOB) issued a press release reporting on the progress the government has made in fighting drug trafficking organizations. The report also said this was in response to allegations that the...

February 26, 2010

in four states during their election campaign seasons. The panel was more divided (6-3), however, as to how much it should fine the 17 TV stations in those states that did not air those ‘spots.’ One of the panelists, Benito Nacif, said that...

February 25, 2010

The Legal Counsel to the state of Morelos, Manuel Díaz Carbajal, suggested that the state could file a complaint with the nation’s Supreme Court to appeal a decision by one of its justices dismissing their case. This controversy involves the gay...

February 24, 2010

On February 20, the State Commission on Human Rights of Querétaro (Comisión Estatal de Derechos Humanos de Querétaro, CEDHQ) filed a complaint against the continued detention of two indigenous women. The family of Teresa González Cornelio and...

February 23, 2010

Mexico's Supreme Court ruled that its constitution does not grant federal representatives speech immunity for any and all statements they make. As such, they can be sued for alleged-slanderous statements under certain conditions. The case involved...