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Crime and Violence

“Drug Violence in Mexico: Data and Analysis Through 2015” special report

On Friday, April 29, 2016, Justice in Mexico, a research and public policy program based at the University of San Diego, released its 2016 special report entitled, “Drug Violence in Mexico: Data and …

University of San Diego Immigrant Justice Law Society presents "A Discussion of the Intersections Between Asylum and Refugee Law and Human Trafficking"
Justice in Mexico

March 29, 12-1p: “A Discussion of Intersections Between Asylum and Refugee Law and Human Trafficking”

University of San Diego Immigrant Justice Law Society Presents: A Discussion of the Intersections Between Asylum and Refugee Law and Human Trafficking Date/Time: 12-1p, Tuesday, March 29 Where: University of San …

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Crime and Violence

Justice in Mexico publishes two new working papers

3/17/16 (written by msmith) –  Two new working papers are now available from Justice in Mexico.  From examining the fundamental features of Mexico’s criminal justice system to analyzing whether there has been …

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Judicial Reform

New Criminal Justice System implementation pushes forward as constitutional deadline looms

03/10/16 (written by kheinle) – With the June 18, 2016 constitutional deadline for nationwide implementation of the New Criminal Justice System (Nuevo Sistema de Justicia Penal, NSJP) quickly approaching, Mexican …

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Human Rights and Civil Society

Gang violence, overcrowding, corruption underpin deadly Topo Chico prison riot

03/06/16 (written by kheinle) – A prison riot last month in Monterrey left 49 prisoners dead and more than a dozen others hurt, five of whom suffered serious injuries. The …

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Crime and Violence

Journalist Anabel Flores Salazar death in Veracruz highlights danger members of the media face in Mexico

02/17/16 (written by kheinle) – The death of journalist Anabel Flores Salazar in Veracruz has kept the spotlight on Mexico and the Peña Nieto administration, particularly regarding the government’s failure …

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Crime and Violence

Public’s perception of security in Mexico stays same despite rise in homicides

02/14/16 (written by kheinle) – Homicide rates in Mexico rose in 2015 for the first time since 2011, according to Mexico’s Secretary of the Interior (Secretaría de Gobernación, SEGOB). The …

Francisco Javier Hernández García, Leader of Beltrán Leyva arrested in Sinaloa. Source: Telemundo
Crime and Violence

Federal Police Capture Leader of Beltrán Leyva Cartel

2/8/16 (written by elefavour) – On Saturday, January 30, 2016, Mexican Army officials and Federal Police captured the current leader of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel in his home in northwest …

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Justice in Mexico

A Conversation between US-Mexican jurists: February 6, 2016, 430p-530p

The Section of International Law’s and its Mexico Committee will host a conversation February 6, 2016 between US-Mexican jurists seasoned in rule of law work and the role of international law …

Crime and Violence

Mexico ranks poorly in WJP’s Rule of Law Index™

01/24/16 (written by kheinle) — Mexicans have long been frustrated with the government’s perceived inability and ineffectiveness in upholding the rule of law. This oftentimes results in civilians taking the law into …

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