June 25, 2015

6/25/2015 (written by frodriguez) - Running as the candidate of the Mexican Ecológical Green Party (PVEM), Sánchez Galán had been elected mayor less than three weeks before he was killed. His term would have lasted from 2015 to 2018. He had...

May 22, 2015

How do citizens cope politically with violence? In the face of rising insecurity, Mexican citizens, particularly victims, have poured into the streets to demand an end to violence and ask for peace and justice. However, as organized crime groups...

May 22, 2015

Insecurity and violence associated with organized criminal activity are pervasive in Mexico’s southern state of Guerrero.  The state’s homicide rate is the highest in the country and extortion and kidnapping are commonplace.  For perpetrators,...

May 22, 2015

Arguably the most intractable security issue facing the administration of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has been the dynamic and dangerous situation in the state of Michoacán, located on the Pacific in the southwestern portion of the...

May 4, 2015

As was the case with the now greatly weakened La Familia Michoacana, the CJNG emerged with the expressed purpose of countering the presence of the Zetas criminal organization in its home state, branding itself the mata-zetas, or “Zeta...

April 29, 2015

Among study’s most important findings is the apparent decline between 9-15% in homicides in 2014. The authors also found that between one third and half of all homicides in Mexico in 2014 were attributed to organized crime groups,...

April 19, 2015

Meanwhile, in an interview with Mexican media news source Univisión, Former Mexican President Vicente Fox addressed the Normalista parents: “You cannot live forever with this problem on your minds, life goes on. It’s a good thing that you...

March 24, 2015

In his report, Méndez stated that torture is an everyday tool used by the authorities in Mexico to obtain confessions from detainees, such as social activists and journalists. Many reported being detained by men in plain clothes, sometimes...

March 19, 2015

Nava González’s daughter made statements to the community in response to the deaths and kidnapping of her family in the last three years. At her mother’s burial in her hometown of Pochutla, Vanessa Quiñónez Ramírez proclaimed, “We will...

March 12, 2015

On March 12, 2015 Justice in Mexico presented the results of its latest Justiciabarómetro survey, titled: Diagnóstico integral de la policía municipal de Tijuana (in Spanish), developed in collaboration with the Institute...