February 24, 2009

The governor of Chihuahua, Jose Reyes Baeza Terrazas, was attacked on Feb. 22nd by gunmen opening fire on his convoy. Baeza was uninjured in the incident, while one bodyguard was killed, and two others plus an attacker were wounded. Baeza claims he...

February 23, 2009

Last Wednesday, cardboard signs appeared on businesses and homes warning that one police officer will be killed everyday unless the police chief, Roberto Orduña,  resigned.  On Friday, Orduña did resign after gunmen killed a police officer and...

February 18, 2009

Protesters along three border cities on Tuesday held up traffic for 2 hours, demanding that the army leave.  This was the largest display against the army's role in the anti-drug crackdown since President Calderon began deploying soldiers two years...

February 16, 2009

Gunmen opened fire on the home of police officer Carlos Reyes Lopez. He and ten members of his family were killed and it is not known who was behind the attack, but it is believed that the motive was retaliation or a family dispute. Reyes Lopez was a...

February 10, 2009

Secretary of Interior Gómez-Mont stated that there have been significant advances against organized crime.  The state expects the courts to clarify the rules of the use of force in situations with social violence or ungovernable events.  Mont...

February 10, 2009

The Mexican marijuana trade is still going strong.  The drug cartels have adapted and have begun using new tactics to challenge heightened security along the border region, such as planting marijuana plants on US soil to avoid the border...

February 10, 2009

Yesterday, federal authorities detained Cancun police chief Francisco Velasco Delgado and brought him to Mexico City. Velasco Delgado was questioned about the torturing and killing of Mauro Enrique Tello, a retired army brigadier general, one...

February 10, 2009

  Santiago Meza Lopez, was identified as the pozolero, would get rid of bodies for the Arellano Felix drug cartel.  He was arrested after a raid in Ensenada and it is believed that he disposed of over 300 bodies, liquefying remains in barrels of...

February 9, 2009

Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, ‘El Padrino’, one of the most significant narco-traffickers of the 1980s, wrote a 32 page note from the maximum security prison Altiplano. Gallardo has been imprisoned for the past 20 years for the murder of...

February 9, 2009

José Adolfo Fragoso Borra, a commander in the local police force of Naucalpan, was assassinated early this morning while on duty.  A message was found by the truck on a piece of cardboard.  Authorities believe that this event could be linked to...