February 11, 2010

An important part of transnational policing is cooperation among police agencies in different countries. Agencies must face multiple impediments such as language barriers and legal jurisdiction issues. This has made instances of success all the more...

February 10, 2010

On Monday, Mexican federal forces captured José Manuel García Simental, alias “El Chiquilín“, and  Raydel López Uriarte, alias “El Muletas“, brother  to Teodoro García Simental “El Teo,” who was detained last month. As members of...

February 8, 2010

According to the Attorney General’s Office of Michoacán the decapitated bodies of six individuals were located early in the morning on Friday in the interior of an abandoned van in the center of the Tierra Caliente de Michoacán, Apatzingán. In...

February 5, 2010

The Mexican Supreme Court of Justice upheld the constitutionality of the country's flat tax (IETU, Impuesto Empresarial a Tasa Unica) this month. Mexico implemented a national flat tax two years ago in order to create a system with a broader tax base...

February 4, 2010

Following an attack on a group of students at a party in Ciudad Juarez this past Sunday, the Mayor José Reyes Ferriz, reported Monday morning that the number of those who died rose to 16. He also mentioned that one of the eight critically injured...

February 3, 2010

The Inter-American Court on Human Rights, which hears cases of human rights violations by governments, reprimanded the Mexican government for its pitiful response to the infamous female homicides in Ciudad Juárez. Specifically, this ruling referred...

February 2, 2010

On Monday, the United States Government solicited congress for the allocation of 410 million dollars to Latin America for the fiscal year 2011, starting October 1. The money would be used to support counter-narcotics efforts in Mexico and Central...

February 2, 2010

In Mexico, the indigenous population makes up about 12 million people or 13% of the national population. However, many indigenous advocates still complain that they  face difficulties in making themselves heard politically and obtaining justice in...

February 1, 2010

Seven people were killed during a confrontation between two armed groups early this morning in the municipality of Magdalena which is located in the northern zone of Sonora, 80 kilometers from the U.S border, according to the State Attorney...

February 1, 2010

It is common knowledge that tens of thousands of people cross the US-Mexico border every day for work, school, vacation, or other reasons. Many extended families near the border often have relatives living on both sides and family visits are common....