December 4, 2014

We are pleased to announce the release of our latest Justice in Mexico News Monitor, covering the month of November 2014. The Justice in Mexico Project conducts original research, promotes public discourse, and informs public policies related...

November 30, 2014

Following the disappearance and apparent murder of 43 students in Iguala, Guerrero in late September by a local drug gang and the widespread protests that have followed, President Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday, November 27 announced a new...

November 30, 2014

The Mexican Army (Secretaría de Defensa Nacional, Sedena) announced that it would accept and implement recommendations issued by the National Human Rights Commission (Comisión Nacional de los Dererechos Humanos, CNDH) regarding the massacre...

November 30, 2014

 The Mexican Senate has selected Luis Raúl González Pérez as the new president of the National Human Rights Commission (Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos, CNDH). González Pérez gained the vast majority of votes, garnering 97 of...

November 30, 2014

Colombia ranked 16th with a score of 6.24. Paraguay followed Mexico, ranked 43rd with a score of 3.63. Mexico’s score of 4.66 represents an increase of 1.53 from 2013. Vision of Humanity defines terrorism as “the threatened or actual use of...

November 30, 2014

According to Vidulfo Rosales, attorney for the Guerrero-based Center for the Defense of Human Rights of Tlachinollan Mountain (Centro de Defensa de los Derechos Humanos de la Montaña Tlachinollan), the search for the missing students has covered...

November 30, 2014

Mexico’s Secretary General of National Public Security (Secretariado Ejecutivo del Sistema Nacional de Seguridad Pública, SESNSP) recently released results of a study done to measure how Mexico’s 32 entities rank when comparing police...

November 27, 2014

, allowing them to refocus on their original narcotrafficking buisness model. According to 20 Minutos, CDG leader Juan Reyes Mejía González, also known as R-1, stated that, “We have never been more united and we want peace for...

November 22, 2014

What seems to have only enraged the Mexican public more, the following day Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto left for China and Australia on official business. Meanwhile, articles surfaced about his wife’s ownership of a $7 million (USD)...

November 20, 2014

 Federal authorities arrested yet another son of Sinaloa Cartel leader Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, when members of the Mexican Army and Navy detained Ismael Zambada Imperial, also known as "El Mayito Gordo." Zambada Imperial was arrested in...