September 24, 2009

In its sixth annual National Security Survey (ENSI-6), the InstitutoCiudadano de EstudiosSobre la Inseguridad (ICESI) found that the feelings of public security among Mexican citizens has declined while the rate of victimization has remained...

September 24, 2009

The United States has released $214 million of the 3-year$1.4 billion anti-drug aid package for Mexico known as the Mérida Initiative, which will in part go toward the purchase of five Blackhawk helicopters. The move came a month after Democratic...

September 24, 2009

In a 6-5 decision, Mexico’s Supreme Court has implicitly endorsed the law signed last month by President Calderón to decriminalize the possession of amounts of illicit drugs deemed for personal use. In the case in question, the Court ruled that...

September 24, 2009

though the amount of money seized is low compared to the scope of such operations in Mexico, according to international organizations. According to the unit of the PGR charged with investigating illicit earnings and counterfeit currency,...

September 24, 2009

Two separate attacks on drug rehabilitation centers in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, left a total of 28 dead, and local and state officials scrambling to find ways to stem such increasingly common large-scale massacres. The attacks have jarred a city...

September 24, 2009

According to Reforma, a Mexico City daily newspaper, the2009 tally of cartel-related killings, or ejecuciones, are on track to surpass the 2008 total by more than eight percent. Nearing the end of the third quarter of 2009, ejecucionesstood at 4,463...

September 14, 2009

The recent massacre of 17 teenagers in the Center for Rehabilitation, in Juarez, is not only being viewed as an indicator of an unstable State but as the dispersion, divergence and even contradiction among the orders of government before widespread...

September 11, 2009

In an attempt to revamp the judicial police force and incorporate a unite specialized in investigation, the Attorney General of the Distrito Federal (PGJDF) will establish an advisory council composed of representatives from social sectors such as...

September 9, 2009

Last Tuesday, the United States announced the creation of a bi-national network with México that will be used in areas related law enforcement and public safety. The network will serve as a cross-border communications device with the purpose of...

September 9, 2009

According to an article by La Jornada, there were two separate confrontations between narcotraffickers and Federal Police and Military, leaving three gunmen dead and a total of ten people injured. It was reported that six of the individuals...