October 7, 2009

According to an article by La Jornada, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has narrowed  the relationship between drug trafficking and the rural society because of its devastating effects on national agricultural production in Mexico....

October 7, 2009

The following is said to have taken place the week of September 25th. Police found the bodies of nine people murdered in the span of nine hours in the border state of Ciudad Juarez, México.   Included in the count were a decapitated man and four...

October 6, 2009

Municipal police forces, in coordination with the Secretary of Public Security of the Federal District, detained five alleged criminals, including one woman. Minutes before, the criminals had threatened staff and patients at a clinic in order to...

October 5, 2009

Last month Arturo Chávez Chávez, a former Chihuahua state prosecutor, was confirmed as Mexico’s new attorney general. A position dependant on the nomination of the President of the Republic but ratified by Senate. His nomination was deemed a...

October 3, 2009

Three Federal Police agents were arrested and accused of delivering information to criminal gangs in exchange for money. At the time of arrest, one of the federal policemen had $271,000 pesos in his possession, which the federal Secretary of Public...

October 1, 2009

On Friday September 25th relatives of disappeared persons in Tijuana took public action demanding attention and acknowledgement from the government. Following in the tradition of Argentina’s Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, who march every week in front...

September 29, 2009

The Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) reported that the military detained 11 supposed drug traffickers in the east of Mexico after a confrontation that involved shooting and resulted in the death of the one of the gunmen. The military had gone...

September 28, 2009

The drug cartels in Mexico are said to have one link in common: the municipal police force. 90% of the 357 police officers detained this year, for presumed links to drug traffickers, belonged to local groupings. According to a recount of REFORMA,...

September 27, 2009

Reforma newspaper reported a dramatic increase in small time drug-related crimes (narcomenudeo) in Mexico City over the last two years. In 2006, the Federal District’s Secretary of Public Security reported at least 5,000 points of sale in the...

September 27, 2009

According to criminologists interviewed by El Universal, crime in Mexico is being committed by a younger and increasingly crueler generation of criminals. This trend is the result of social tensions, impunity, substance abuse and a lack of...