March 24, 2009

"No comment" was the reply of former Mexican president, Vicente Fox Quesada, when questioned about the accusations that the PRI is responsible for the insecurity, the rise of organized crime and drug trafficking during his administration. Although...

March 24, 2009

Members of the National Defense Commission of the PAN, PRI and PRD agreed that the Merida Plan is out of touch with the current reality facing Mexico and the U.S. and that it is time to devise a new strategy. According to PAN legislature, Eduardo de...

March 23, 2009

Mexico's government has offered $2 million each for information leading to an arrest of the top 24 drug lords  in the country.  The drug cartels have killed over 9 million people since President Calderon took office in 2006.  These rewards are...

March 4, 2009

Senators argued the claim from the Pentagon that before Felipe Calderon's Presidency, the Mexican government did very little to combat the drug trade.  They also rejected the idea of sending US troops to fight in the drug war because it would...

March 3, 2009

  In Zacatecas, standards are being modified from inquisitorial to oral trials, due to pressure from the international community.  The state of Zacatecas has entered the process of public hearings and oral trials, and such advances have also been...

March 3, 2009

Within the coming days, Ciudad Juárez will recieve more personnel, and begin to use more advanced technology and intelligence in the police sector.  The hope is that the number of kidnappings, extortion, and theft will fall.  The federal...

March 2, 2009

The objective of this new airport security program in the Mexico City airport is to ensure the safety of those who use the airport terminals and surrounding areas.  A primary goal is to deter criminal groups from operating in airport areas. ...

March 2, 2009

As college students start planning Spring Break, the U.S. State Department has issued a warning about traveling to Mexico.  Drug violence remains high in border cities, and U.S. civilians can get trapped .  Tijuana, Chihuahua, and Ciudad Juarez are...

March 2, 2009

For many years, border states have been the places with the highest amounts of violence.  So far this year, Durango has surpassed Sinaloa in the amount of executions in 2009.  As of last week, Chihuahua is number one with 477 executions, Durango...

March 2, 2009

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), the Office of the High Commissioner of the United Nations Organization of Human Rights (ACONUDH) and Amnesty International (AI) have condemned the murder of Raúl Lucas Lucia and Manuel Ponce...