August 6, 2009

With casualties of the drug war in Mexico in 2009 likely to surpass last year’s total, and allegations of human rights abuses gaining increasing national and international attention, Pres. Calderón’s strategy of employing the military to...

August 5, 2009

Federal Police have continued a campaign against the La Familia Michoacana cartel over the past month with a number of high-profile arrests following several attacks on police and military installments, including the killing of 12 Federal Police...

August 4, 2009

According to Reforma’s “Ejecutómetro,” which tracks Mexico’s cartel-related killings, the rate of ejecuciones has remained relatively flat, at about 90 per week during the four weeks of the current reporting period. While the current weekly...

August 3, 2009

One year after federal, state, and local officials held a nationally televised meeting and signed a major security pact, public officials noted their accomplishments while civil society offered a dim assessment of Mexico’s overall security...

July 31, 2009

The Attorney General’s office of the Federal District has placed computer screens in several offices so that members of the public can search for information about who has been detained and track where detainees are in the investigative process....

July 31, 2009

Morelos governor Marco Adame Castillo officially inaugurated this month the new accusatorial justice system in the eastern region of the state, in accordance with the sweeping justice reform package passed by congress last year. The justice reforms...

July 31, 2009

Supreme Court justices in Baja California Sur voted to remove their president, Ignacio Bello Sosa, citing irregularities in his job performance. Newly appointed president Humberto Montiel Padilla announced Bello Sosa’s removal in a press conference...

July 31, 2009

Nearly a year after Federal District (DF) police claimed to have arrested members of the La Flor kidnapping ring responsible for killing Fernando Martí, the 14-year-old son of a wealthy Mexico City businessman, federal police now also claim to have...

July 31, 2009

Budgetary issues were at the heart of discussions between governors who met at the June 25 Security with Justice conference to share their perspectives on state-level justice reforms. Marcelo Ebrard of the Federal District and Gov. Enrique Peña...

July 31, 2009

With the continued military presence in populated areas of Chihuahua, Baja California, Michoacán, and Guerrero among other states, claims of unlawful entry, torture, and forced disappearances by Mexican soldiers continue to accumulate. The office in...