January 2, 2021

Image: Justice in Mexico. 01/02/20 (written by kheinle) – The State of Querétaro appears to be the model in Mexico for implementing the Accusatorial Criminal Justice System (Sistema de Justicia Penal Acusatorial, SJPA), at least according to...

December 28, 2020

12/28/20 (written by kheinle) – One of the most high-profile killings in recent years in Mexico occurred on December 18 when Aristóteles Sandoval was shot and killed in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. Sandoval was the former governor of the State of...

December 14, 2020

Left to right: Lydia Cacho, Mario Marín Torres, and José Kamel Nacif. Photo: Expansión Política 12/14/20 (written by aahrensviquez) - Mexican federal prosecutors re-issued warrants on December 4, 2020 for the arrest of Puebla’s former...

December 2, 2020

Florisel Ríos Delfín, Mayor of Veracruz’s Jamapa municipality, was kidnapped from her home late on November 10, 2020 by ten armed men. The mayor was found dead early the next morning in a rural area of Medellín de Bravo, a neighboring...

November 20, 2020

Content warning: the following blog post contains mentions of sexual violence and assault On November 9 at around 4:00pm, 2,000 protestors marched to the Quintana Roo Attorney General’s Office (Fiscalía Central), located in the city of...

November 18, 2020

Photo: Bill Robles, Associated Press 11/18/20 (written by rkuckertz) – In an abrupt and unexpected reversal, the United States Department of Justice has announced that it will drop all drug trafficking and money laundering charges...

November 11, 2020

At the end of October, the National Electoral Institute (Instituto Nacional Electoral, INE) unanimously endorsed guidelines for political parties to help combat gender-based political violence. Amongst other requirements, these stipulated that,...

November 10, 2020

The López Obrador administration’s efforts to root out corruption continue, this time with two officials at the federal and state level facing charges. Corruption at the Federal Level Luis Videgaray, the former Secretary of Finance and...

November 10, 2020

11/10/20 (written by vrice) - Feminist activists mobilized on October 12th, blocking the entrance to the Mexico City headquarters of the National Regeneration Movement (Movimiento Regeneración Nacional, MORENA/Morena), the political party of...

October 21, 2020

Local Farmers flooding La Boquilla dam to prevent the National Guard from opening the dam valves. Image: Mexico News Daily 10/21/20 (written by mlopez) The protests in La Boquilla, Chihuahua have turned violent within the past month as the...