September 24, 2009

A Bolivian religious zealot living in Mexico has been indicted on terrorism charges after holding an Aeroméxico plane carrying over 100 passengers hostage on the Mexico City International Airport tarmac September 9. While the man used only a can of...

September 24, 2009

The Mexican armed forces responded to intense rain brought by Hurricane Jimena early September that brought rain to the pacific state of Baja California Sur (BCS), and the interior states of Mexico (Edomex) and Sonora that some say had not been seen...

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...