June 2, 2009

The Chiapas-based human rights group Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas (Frayba) has filed an injunction to halt legal proceedings against eight men accused of robbing vehicles traveling on the Ocosingo-Palenque highway. Frayba alleges that the men, who...

June 2, 2009

The president of Tlaxcala’s Supreme Court Luis Aquiahuatl Hernández has criticized state and federal legislators for not budgeting sufficient resources for the changes and modifications needed for implementing justice reforms, particularly oral...

June 2, 2009

Carla Sánchez Armas local deputy from the leftist Social Democratic Party alleged in late-April that there are serious crimes against women in the nations capital, citing the 244 “femicides” (feminicidios) in Mexico City last year as the highest...

June 2, 2009

The government of the Federal District (DF) will seek to seize assets and properties located in any state of the nation if they are deemed to be used for criminal activities in the capital, or the product of such crimes. The announcement came from...

June 2, 2009

Tiempo de Durango reporter Carlos Ortega Melo Samper was killed by gunmen as they attempted to kidnap him as he was returning to his home in the Santa María El Oro municipality on May 4. Ortega had recently published an article alleging unsanitary...

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...