June 30, 2009

Late last year, journalist Alvaro Neri released a book called El expediente Bours. La corrupcion de la transparencia. La transparencia de corrupcion, which is a compilation of 350 public information requests filed by Neri in the state of Sonora in...

June 30, 2009

The Instituto Federal Electoral (IFE) is coordinating with researchers at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) to monitor the coverage of the electoral process this year among several hundred media groups. Among the metrics being used...

June 30, 2009

The federal law of control and accountability went into effect in the end of May. The law provides additional powers to a branch of the federal government - the Auditoria Superior de la Federacion - to process complaints and work with investigators...

June 30, 2009

An audit into Mexico’s federal budget has found that the ultimate destination of more than US$8.5 billion (120 billion pesos) in the 2007 budget remains unclear. The money was supposed to have been used for public security, social programs and...

June 30, 2009

Criticism against the Mexican government continued to rise along with the number of the victims of a June 5 that broke out in a government-subsidized day care center located in the northern state of Sonora. The fire claimed its 46th victim June 15...

June 30, 2009

Nine members of the military are being investigated for connections to drug trafficking groups. A federaljudge allowed authorities 40 days to come up with sufficient evidence to file charges against the suspects, who are believed to have been working...

June 30, 2009

Jose Luis Santiago Vasconcelos, Mexico’s former drug czar who died in a plane crash last November, is among three high-ranking law enforcement officials who are named in a Drug Enforcement Administration report as being linked to drug traffickers,...

June 30, 2009

A senior executive with the Mexican state oil company PEMEX resigned after the Mexican newspaper Reforma reported that he accepted a free trip from a software company that had recently won a $30 million contract from PEMEX. The German software...

June 30, 2009

In Tecate, a border town in rural Baja California, federal authorities arrested a high-ranking police officer and placed nine others under temporary arrest to allow for time for additional investigations into their suspected link to criminal...

June 30, 2009

Nuevo León’s police forces have come under scrutiny recently in relation to corruption charges. Earlier this month, 78 officers who were suspected of working with drug smugglers were arrested in Nuevo León. Among them was a local police chief....