November 4, 2014

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

November 3, 2014

Artículo 19, a human rights organization that defends freedom of expression and information, recently announced that it will take a case before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, IACHR) to bring...

November 3, 2014

According to Mexico’s National Public Security System (Sistema Nacional de Seguridad Pública, SNSP), there were 11,835 intentional homicide investigations opened between January and September of this year, a 14% decline from the previous...

November 2, 2014

Meanwhile, the Inter-American Human Rights Commission (Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, CIDH) has weighed in on the events in Iguala, as well as the apparent execution-style killings of suspected organized crime members by members of...

November 2, 2014

Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía, INEGI) has released its annual victimization survey results for 2013, and has found an uptick in crime rates over the previous year,...

November 2, 2014

Mexico’s Institute for Competitiveness (Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad, IMCO) found in its annual State Budget Report (Informe Presupuestal Estatal 2014) that 12 Mexican states are failing to provide transparency in their budgetary...

October 31, 2014

The Mexican Ministry of the Interior (Secretaría de Gobernación, or SEGOB) has spoken out regarding a video that shows four federal agents harassing journalists in Cocula, Guerrero. The video, which surfaced on October 27, shows the heavily...

October 30, 2014

Another Michoacán mayor has been arrested and indicted for suspected ties to organized crime groups in that troubled state as fallout from the federal government’s intervention there continues. José Luis Madrigal Figueroa, former mayor of...

October 29, 2014

The body of former Mayor Cándido Morales Andrade of Acultzingo, Veracruz (2010-2013) was recently found floating in the Río Blanco. Morales, of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (Partido de la Revolución Democrática, PRD), was reported...

October 29, 2014

According to the Associated Press, Fuentes Rubio was a contributor for Valor por Tamaulipas “until 2013 when she was asked to stop contributing for her own safety.” In February 2013, an anonymous group believed to be a part of a drug...