June 30, 2009

Baja California, while not experiencing the levels of violence it suffered in the final months of 2008, still captures headlines for the explosive nature of violent outbreaks, particularly in Tijuana. On June 5, there were six recorded ejecuciones in...

June 30, 2009

According to Reforma’s running tally of cartel-related killings, or ejecuciones, such deaths had reached 2,677 nationwide as of June 12. With over two weeks before the end of the first half of 2009, ejecuciones are on track to meet or surpass their...

June 19, 2009

As reported by The Economist: Suspicion falls on politicians FELIPE CALDERÓN has bet his presidency on fighting Mexico’s drug-trafficking syndicates and their penetration of his country’s institutions. Yet for the first two and a half years of...

June 19, 2009

As reported by Steve Fainaru and William Booth, The Washington Post: APATZINGAN, Mexico -- In farm towns across the hot, fertile state of Michoacan, famous for its mangos and marijuana, residents are used to seeing military patrols rumbling through...

June 19, 2009

A total of 27 officials and former public servants from Michoacan, including seven Mayors accused of being  involved with the criminal organization "La Familia" have now been transferred to a federal prison in El Rincón, in Nayarit.  Among...

June 17, 2009

The Mexican Navy seized in Puerto Progreso, Yucatan, a shipment of cocaine hidden in frozen sharks, which were transported in two cargo containers on the vessel Dover Strait, Marshall Islands flag, from Houston, Texas. Naval sources said that the...

June 17, 2009

Thanks to the intervention of a local priest, residents of Angahuan released elements of the Federal Police (PF) which were being held since yesterday afternoon. However, a resident of San Juan Nuevo is still being held by the community demanding...

June 16, 2009

At least 9,758 undocumented migrants from Central American countries like El Salvador and Honduras have been kidnapped in Mexico in the last six months, according to the National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR), introducing a special report on...

June 15, 2009

As reported by Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press: The U.S. and Mexico formalized an agreement Monday to work together to secure legal travel and trade across the countries' shared border. The agreement is outlined in a letter of intent signed by...

June 15, 2009

Six policemen arrested during the Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA)'s operation in Nuevo Leon were released on bond payments in the amount of 17 thousand 792 pesos each. Yesterday, for lack of evidence, the Third Criminal Court judge, Alfredo...