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Crime and Violence

Son of Sinaloa Cartel leader arrested in Culiacán

01/28/17 (written by kheinle) — The Anti-Narcotics Division within Mexico’s Federal Police force (Policía Federal, PF) arrested Juan José Esparragoza Monzón, “El Negro,” on January 19, 2017 in Culiacán, Sinaloa. …

El Chapo's extradition
Crime and Violence

El Chapo extradited to United States

01/24/17 (written by kheinle) – One year after the arrest of Sinaloa Cartel kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán on January 8, 2016, the Mexican government extradited the notorious drug lord …

Geographic “clusters”, as identified by the author using INEGI Data. Source: Rodríguez 2016.
Crime and Violence

Octavio Rodríguez Discusses Mexico’s Violence in International Journal

12/5/16 – (Written by Rita Kuckertz) In October of this year, the International Journal of Conflict and Violence featured an article by Justice in Mexico Program Coordinator Octavio Rodríguez that …

Dr. Shirk receives the 2016 International Impact Award. Source: USD News Center
Justice in Mexico

Dr. David Shirk Receives University of San Diego 2016 International Impact Award

11/29/16 (written by Rita Kuckertz) — On Monday, November 14, 2016, the University of San Diego (USD) celebrated national International Education Week by hosting a luncheon to honor all USD …

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Transparency & accountability

Questions surround Peña Nieto’s appointment of new Attorney General

11/29/16 (written by Kimberly Heinle) — Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto named the new head of the Attorney General’s Office (Procuraduría General de la República, PGR) in late October, an …

Justice in Mexico

Support Justice in Mexico on #GivingTuesday #ToreroTuesday

In honor of #GivingTuesday, Justice in Mexico joins USD’s #ToreroTuesday as we encourage alumni, family, and friends of USD’s #JusticeinMexico to support our research and programs.

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Judicial Reform

Perspectivas del sistema de justicia penal en México: ¿Qué piensan sus operadores? (2016)

On November 14, 2016, Justice in Mexico, a research and public policy program based at the University of San Diego, will release its latest report in the Justiciabarómetro series, Justiciabarómetro 2016 – Perspectives on Mexico’s Criminal Justice System: What do its operators think?, thanks to the generous funding of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Crime and Violence

Mexican Federal Judge shot and killed while jogging in the city of Metepec

Mexican Federal Judge Vicente Antonio Bermúdez Zacarías was shot and killed while jogging in the city of Metepec on October 17, 2016.

Crime and Violence

Attack on Military Convoy Leaves Six Dead in Sinaloa

10/11/2016 (written by lcalderon) — During the dawn hours of September 30th, a military convoy was ambushed by a heavily armed group of organized crime members. The convoy was in charge of …

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Crime and Violence

Hoover Institution report analyzes successful security strategies in Mexico

10/05/16 (written by kheinle) — A report released in late August by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University provides an in depth look at security strategies in Mexico, an important contribution to the ongoing conversation about a country embroiled in crime and violence for years.

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