May 28, 2009

The Senate has decided to postpone its debate over public security proposals recently sent by Pres. Calderón until after the June elections. The proposals seek to reform the penal code to increase sentences for military personnel involved in...

May 28, 2009

So-called “narco-banners” were hung in cities throughout Mexico in mid-May, including the border states of Chihuahua, Tamaulipas, and Sonora, the Pacific state of Guerrero, and the Gulf state of Veracruz. As in the past, the banners were...

May 28, 2009

After a sharp downswing in cartel-related slayings or ejecuciones in reported in April’s news report, such killings have leveled off since our last reporting period, according to Reforma’s Ejecutometro 2009. As of May 15, the number of nationwide...

May 28, 2009

Amnesty International's annual report on human rights in Mexico reported an increase in torture, abuse, arbitrary arrests and illegal searches of homes, which they relate to the deployment of 45 thousand members of the army to fight drug...

May 27, 2009

Gernaro Guizar Valencia-Apatzingán-PRD Uriel Farias Alvarez-Tepalcatepec-PRI Jairo Germán Rivas-Arteaga-PRI Antonio González Rodríguez-Uruapan-PAN Audel Méndez Chávez-Coahuayana-PRI Osvaldo Esquivel Lucatero-Buenavista-PRD Adán Tafolla...

May 27, 2009

Jose Luis Rosas Bárcenas, former policemen of a Special Forces Group of the local Public Security Secretariat (SSP), was arrested for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping and murder of a young Antonio Equihua. Sixteen year-old Antonio Equihua...

May 11, 2009

This morning, three individuals, Ernesto Cruz Valenzuela, Pedro Solorio Jiménez y Anastacio Herrera Basurto, whom were part of the local police force were assassinated in La Huacana.  Two other police members, Silvano Pacheco Guzmán y Romualdo...

May 11, 2009

Presidents Felipe Calderon and Barack Obama had a telephone conversation last week about what measures both countries should take against the H1N1 influenza A virus, which is still affecting Mexico and the United States.  Calderon thanked Obama...

May 11, 2009

A 16 year old Mormon boy, Eric LeBarón, was kidnapped by an armed group last Saturday.  A ransom was demanded for the boy.    The Mormon community in Chihuahua went to the state capital to speak with Governor,  José Reyes Baeza, demanding...

April 29, 2009

Eduardo Saúl Duque Vázquez, known as “El comandante Duque,” was arrested Tuesday in the city of El Mirador, in the south of Monterrey.  An ex-member of the police force in Monterrey, Vázquez used to be part of the GER, where he detained...