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...

September 24, 2009

Mexican authorities are investigating their Dallas consulate office in connection with “irregularities” in the collection of passport fees. The fraud allegations have led to the removal of Mexican Consul General Enrique Hubbard. The reaction by...

September 24, 2009

As Mexico’s Senate prepares to consider the nomination of Arturo ChávezChávez to be the country’s next attorney general, many will be scrutinizing the process to make sure that it is conducted with transparency and proper accountability. ...

September 24, 2009

Protests erupted in southern Oaxaca as members of the Section 22 teachers’ union demanded justice for the shooting death of one of its members during a clash August 27 with the pro-government Section 59teachers’ union in San Pedro Jicayan,...

September 24, 2009

Luis Felipe Hernández Castillo, the man accused of killing two when he opened fire in the Balderas del Metro subway station in Mexico City, has been detained in the ReclusorioPreventivoOriente prison in the Federal District (DF). The DF Attorney...