September 24, 2009

An advisory group is proposing a financial investigation of the judicial police in Mexico City (DF) to determine whether they have enriched themselves through illicit means. The project would be carried out by academics in order to provide...

September 24, 2009

The administration of Mexican President Felipe Calderón is considering transforming the Secretary of Public Function into a branch that is directly under the control of the Office of the Presidency. Critics say that this will be a step backwards in...

September 24, 2009

Mexico’s tax agency, the Tributary Administration Service(Servicio de AdministraciónTributaria), is looking more closely for tax evaders who stash their secret funds abroad. Alfredo Gutiérrez Ortiz Mena, who oversees the agency, said Mexico is...

September 24, 2009

Congressional PAN members in the Chamber of Deputies approved an austerity plan to save 18.8 million dollars over the next year. The members are reducing their monthly salaries from 150,000 pesos ($11,295) to 136,000 pesos ($10,240). Other reductions...

September 24, 2009

A former Texas sheriff was sentenced to prison for helping Mexican drug smugglers in exchange for thousands of dollars in bribes. Starr County Sheriff Reymundo Guerra will spend 64 months in federal prison and four years of supervised release after...

September 24, 2009

Richard Cramer, a former high-ranking U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent, was arrested on suspicion of assisting a drug group in smuggling cocaine into the United States. Cramer, who formerly led the Nogales ICE office, faces...

September 24, 2009

Mexican federal police officers detained Armando Medina Torres, the mayor of the municipality of Mujica, Michoacan, on suspicion of ties to drug traffickers. The Sept. 4 arrest was made possible through an arrest warrant granted by a judge. Medina...

September 24, 2009

Mexican federal authorities detained 31 law enforcement officials in the state of Hidalgo during a massive operation. Nearly 400 Mexican federal agents were involved in the sweep on September 14. Of those detained, 23 were municipal police, six...

September 24, 2009

The Mexican Federal Attorney General’s office is investigating the disappearance of more than 4,000 letters and packages of mail that were sent to Mexico from abroad over the past six months, a total that adds up to about 24 missing pieces per...

September 24, 2009

Jesús Reyes Heroles, who served as director of PEMEX for three years, has stepped down from his post following a corruption probe into the state petroleum agency. Mexican President Felipe Calderón replaced Reyes with Juan JoséSuárezCoppel. The...