September 4, 2009

The Attorney General of Tabasco, Rafael González Lastra, consigned 15 police officers to the Centro de Readaptación Social del estado (Creset). The apprehensions of these officers took place in the municipal of Huimanguill, for allegedly having...

August 27, 2009

The Procampo federal agricultural program is coming under scrutiny following an investigation by the Mexico City-based Center for Research and Teaching of Economics and newspapers reports that detail how the program has been financially benefitting...

August 27, 2009

Pres. Calderón announced at the 150th anniversary of the Civil Registry plans to institute a national I.D. card program for all Mexican adults, to be launched late this year. Calderón committed to the completion of the program before his term ends...

August 27, 2009

Two weeks after announcing they had captured those responsible for the kidnapping and murder of Fernando Martí last month, the Federal Police announced in late July it had detained four men responsible for the kidnapping and murder of Silvia Vargas,...

August 27, 2009

In a move effectively doubling the size of its customs force, Mexico overnight replaced all of its 700 customs inspectors with newly minted agents specifically trained to detect weapons and drugs, along with contraband smuggled to avoid import...

August 27, 2009

In early August, Mexican soldiers raided what is being called the largest methamphetamine production facility ever found in Mexico. “Crystal City,” which has been attributed to the Sinaloa Cartel, was found in the mountain village of El Rodeo in...

August 25, 2009

Mexico’s government is introducing a new biometric identity card that is designed to prevent identity theft and reduce corruption. The card will include fingerprints, a retina scan and a photograph. The new cards will correspond to a national...

August 24, 2009

Mexican authorities arrested 34 law enforcement officers in the state of Tabasco on suspicion of ties to drug cartels during a three-day operation in which nine suspected drug traffickers were also arrested. The officers are suspected of...

August 20, 2009

An investigation into a criminal organization that allegedly stole Mexican petroleum that was then sold in the United States is focusing on the potential involvement of Mexican government officials and U.S. companies. On July 29, Mexican authorities...

August 19, 2009

A state vehicle inspection department is accused of charging mechanic shop owners “commissions” in the state of Mexico as a condition for work in repairing government vehicles, according to El Universal. In order to be considered for the...