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...

August 18, 2009

A new government Internet site – www.tuempresa.gob.mx -  consolidates a series of steps necessary to register a business, and is being touted as a way to reduce corruption. Dow Jones News Service reported that the project is for businesses that...

August 17, 2009

The Autonomous University of Zacatecas is legally challenging a public records request for information on the salaries of four of the university’s former vice-chancellors by arguing that the data is private and confidential. According to El...

August 13, 2009

20 are dead and another 25 wounded after a riot broke out in a prison in the northern interior state of Durango. All of the dead and wounded were inmates in the prison. The deaths were caused by beatings, gunshot wounds, makeshift knives, and by some...

August 12, 2009

In two indictments filed in New York City and Washington, D.C., the U.S. government identified a total of 19 men it accuses of involvement in the Gulf cartel and its armed enforcement wing, the Zetas. The U.S. government is now referring to the Gulf...

August 11, 2009

The Calderón administration announced plans to create special courts to try minor drug-related crimes. The “drug courts,” similar to some operating in the United States, would sentence addicts to rehabilitation programs in lieu of jail time. The...

August 10, 2009

The organization Human Rights Watch said that the evidence of unpunished registered cases of military abuses contradicts President Felipe Calderón. "The claim of President Felipe Calderón today that cases of military abuse are actually punished in...

August 10, 2009

As reported by Martha Mendoza and Christopher Sherman of the ASSOCIATED PRESS: Corruption along the U.S.-Mexican border takes many forms. It can start as simply as a smuggler’s $50 gift to the child of a reluctant federal agent, quickly...

August 10, 2009

The Mexican government acknowledged that some land grant through the Program of Direct Support to the Field (Procampo) are used for illicit crops, in response to a complaint from a family newspaper that drug traffickers have this government support. ...