June 2, 2009

Human Rights Watch (HRW) appealed to the Mexican government to hold the military accountable for what it characterized as systematic human rights abuses against detainees, contradicting previous official statements that abuses happened at the hands...

June 2, 2009

Hearings in the Inter-American Human Rights Court, known as CIDH by its Spanish acronym, on the case of three young women murdered in Ciudad Juárez in 2001 concluded on April 29 in Santiago, Chile. Esmeralda Herrera Monreal, Claudia Ivette González...

June 2, 2009

Carlos Ahumada has released a new book levying charges against former-President Carlos Salinas, former-President Vicente Fox, and former-Senator Diego Fernández de Cevallos. Amuhada is an Argentine-born businessman whose family moved to Mexico in...

June 2, 2009

Ricardo Monreal Ávila, former-governor of Zacatecas (1998-2004), took leave of his senatorial position in response to charges that his brother, Cándido, is involved in drug trafficking. Rumors about the Monreal family have circulated for several...

June 2, 2009

Former-Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado (1982-88) expressed his disappointment with his successor, Carlos Salinas de Gortarí (1988-1994), in an interview that he gave to talk show host Carmen Aristegui on April 15. in procuring...

June 2, 2009

As of May 15, the two chambers of the U.S. Congress were far from reconciled as to appropriations for Mexico as part of the Merida Initiative, the planned 3-year, $1.6 billion aid package to supply Mexico – along with Central American and Caribbean...

June 2, 2009

In the early hours of Saturday May 16, an armed group entered the prison in Cineguillas, Zacatecas, and freed 53 prisoners without firing a shot. According to governor Amalia García, preliminary investigations point to probable official involvement...

June 1, 2009

Elements of the Army, the Federal Police and the State Agency of Investigation  arrested at least 37 police officers yesterday from four corporations in the state for allegedly appearing on a narcolista seized in a recent federal actions. The...

May 28, 2009

In a visit to Chihuahua to talk with local and military officials about the security situation in the state, Pres. Calderón acknowledged that the Mexican military is key in confronting the nation’s powerful drug cartels, but reiterated that troop...

May 28, 2009

The Mexican Congress passed a flurry of legislation in the waning days of April defining terms for drug prosecutions, asset forfeiture laws, and surveillance powers for federal police. The rapidity with which the bills were passed through congress...