September 25, 2009

According to La Jornada, local authorities reported that Noberto Miranda Madrid, a reporter who wrote about security issues, was gunned down and assassinated by an armed group in Casa Grandes, Chihuahua. Miranda Madrid had over 15 years of...

September 25, 2009

The Secretary of Public Security, Genaro García Luna, proposed the disappearance of local police forces and a change to integrate all police forces at a state level to the Chamber of Representatives. García Luna explained that this measure is aimed...

September 24, 2009

Aguascalientes Supreme Court President Juan Arturo Muñiz Candelas is expressing concern over the overcrowding in the state’s prison system. He reports that the prisons are currently 50% over capacity, underscoring the need for justice reform to...

September 24, 2009

In his last address to representatives of the congress of Mexico City (DF) as president of the DF Human Rights Commission (CDHDF), Emilio ÁlvarezIcaza applauded the progress his organization has achieved during his tenure in transcending its...

September 24, 2009

Tabasco’s state government has announced that a bill will move through congress by the end of the year that will revamp the state’s public security law in accordance with the new national general public security law. Miguel Alberto Romero Pérez,...

September 24, 2009

Chief Commander María del Carmen NúñezVélez has been tapped to undertake the “cleansing” of the Mexico City’s (DF’s) Judical Police. The promotion marks the first time a woman will occupy a directive role in the agency. NúñezVélez, a...

September 24, 2009

MaximianoBarbosa, founder of El Barzón, an agricultural debtors advocacy organization, was critically injured in an attack in the state of Jalisco in late August. Barbosa’s son was also injured in the attack, which occurred at a family party in...

September 24, 2009

Américo Delgado, former defense attorney for the Arellano Félix brothers Osiel Cárdenas Guillén and Alfredo BeltránLeyva, was stabbed to death in his Mexico State office by three assailants late August, according to the State Security Agency...

September 24, 2009

Jacinta Francisco, an Otomí indigenous woman from the state of Querétaro, was released from prison September 16 when a district judge ruled that there was insufficient evidence to convict her – three years after her arrest and imprisonment. Her...

September 24, 2009

Jacqueline Peschard, the president of the Federal Institute for Access to Public Information (IFAI) urged Mexico’s Congress to consider ways to make government agencies and elected officials more accountable for their actions by requiring them to...