February 25, 2009

The drug war and escalating violence has spread into Arizona, leading to more kidnappings and shootings in the state.  Arizona for a long time has been a gateway for drugs, weapons, and human smuggling.  Officials believe that border-crimes are...

February 25, 2009

 President of the High Court of Morelos, Ricardo Rosas Pérez, stated that the security and safety of the citizens in the state needs to be established if oral trials are taking place.  He fears that because of the violent atmosphere in Mexico at...

February 24, 2009

According to Attorney General Rommel Moreno Manjarrez, the first oral trialin Baja Californis will be postponed until 2010 due to some technical issues.  Moreno Manjarrez has faith that within the next year, the physical infrastructure to move...

February 24, 2009

Felipe Borrego (técnico para la implementación de reformas constitucionales en materia de justicia y seguridad) stated that Guanajuato is lagging behind other states in its judicial reforms and oral trials, but it is making significant strides in...

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...