January 26, 2010

Two recent developments affecting elections in Mexico are plans to issue a national identification card and use electronic voting booths more frequently. The Federal Electoral Institute (IFE) has been charged with preparing a photo ID card that will...

January 26, 2010

A regulatory panel ruled that the government agency that administers certain rural property information must provide information when requested. In doing so, it made this information more accessible and therefore promoted a higher degree of...

January 26, 2010

A group of immigrants setting out to reach the United States by sea met tragedy when their boat capsized before dawn on Saturday, January 16th. The group had hoped to evade Border Patrol agents on land by traveling in a mid-sized boat, slightly over...

January 1, 2010

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced a two face two-phase rollout of a new version of eTrace4.0, an ATF web-based tracing software. The software is destined for the governments of Mexico, Guatemala y Costa Rica. The...

December 29, 2009

‘El Gil’, one of the principal collaborators of Teodoro García Simental (El Teo), was detained this morning due to intelligence provided by the Special Intervention Group of the Preventive State Police force (PEP). He was arriving at his home...

December 28, 2009

Friar Raúl Vera López, the Mexican Bishop of the Diocese of Saltillo (north), questioned the operations of the Mexican Army against drug trafficking. He said that the operations realize “Extra-judicial killing” instead of serving justice to...

December 26, 2009

One person was killed, one severely injured, and a third was injured but was later discharged from the hospital after two grenades were hurled at a bench in front of the eighth District Court, on Christmas Eve. The spokesman for the State Attorney...

December 18, 2009

From November 22nd to the 25th the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF) conducted an International Mission in Guerrero Mexico examining the state’s troubled justice system.  Their mission to gather information on the judiciary consisted of a six...

December 14, 2009

Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, Oaxaca’s Governor, said he would take great care that the selection of candidates his party makes for governor, delegation and the municipal presidencies in 2010, does not get involved in criminal activity. He affirmed that...

December 14, 2009

On December 4th, U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated 22 individuals and 10 companies as "Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers" for their connection to the Beltrán Leyva cartel. Under the Foreign...