June 30, 2009

Dozens marched in Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, to demand justice for the killing of Heidi Yoselín Bacilo Gómez, a young girl murdered in early June, whose accused killer will be tried in an oral hearing. During the demonstrations, family, friends, and...

June 30, 2009

The first oral trial carried out in Morelos, the most recent state to engage in such hearings, is being criticized by attorneys, who claim that the case, involving a man accused of possessing a stolen car, was brought to trial without sufficient...

June 30, 2009

The state of San Luis Potosí has begun training justice personnel for the implementation of federal justice reforms passed by the nation’s congress in March of last year and signed into law the following June. The training process – which will...

June 30, 2009

After questioning nine candidates, the congress of Baja California selected Heriberto García García to act as the next Special Prosecutor for Human Rights for the state, a position that carries a term of three years. García García has replaced...

June 30, 2009

Beginning in August, the Autonomous University of Baja California’s law school will incorporate oral trials into its curriculum in preparation for such hearings to begin in Mexicali next year, and in Tijuana in 2011. The university has sent...

June 30, 2009

Eliseo Barrón Hernández, reporter for the newspaper La Opinion in Torreón, Coahuila, was found dead in a canal wrapped in plastic May 26, with at least 10 bullet wounds. He had been kidnapped the previous evening from his Durango home in front of...

June 30, 2009

The Mexican Episcopal Conference (Conferencia del Episcopado Mexicano, CEM), is demanding justice in the killings of father Habacuc Hernández and seminarians Eduardo Oregón Benítez and Silvestre González, who were shot dead with high-caliber...

June 30, 2009

The state of Yucatán’s Attorney General’s Office announced in mid-June that it had opened an investigation into claims made by two Costa Rican women that they were kidnapped by Mexican Immigration (INM) officers and forced into prostitution....

June 30, 2009

A report released in mid-June by the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) found that an average of 54 undocumented Central and South American migrants are kidnapped each day in Mexico. The victims are subjected to physical and emotional violence...

June 30, 2009

Amidst a renewed escalation of violence in Ciudad Juárez, across the border from El Paso, complaints of human rights abuses continue to surface against Mexican soldiers, who now are carrying out law enforcement functions in the city. Random traffic...