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Human Rights and Civil Society

TV reporter found dead in Zacatecas

Mexican local news reporter Nolberto Herrera Rodríguez (38) was found dead in his home in Guadalupe, Zacatecas on July 29. The body, which had more than 20 stab wounds, was discovered when Herrera’s coworkers went to his house after he missed work and was unresponsive to their calls. A pair of bloody jeans was also found in the bathroom, which authorities suggest may indicate that the suspect bathed before fleeing.

Human Rights and Civil Society

IMSS doctor tortured, beaten for allegations of malpractice

A doctor in Michoacán that works for Mexico’s Institute of Social Security (Instituto Mexicano de Seguro Social, IMSS) was recently the victim of targeted violence and human rights violations. Doctor “M,” as she has been referred to in media reports for protection purposes, was abducted the night of Thursday, July 31 as she left a medical facility in Zamora, Michoacán where she works.

Crime and Violence

Conflicting data reported on kidnapping trends in 2014

More than half way through 2014, nongovernmental organizations and official government sources have reported conflicting data regarding the number of kidnappings in Mexico thus far this year.

Justice in Mexico

News Monitor Vol. 9 No. 7 now available!

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

Crime and Violence

Homicides continue trending toward decline in 2014 from previous year

07/31/14 (written by cmolzahn) — Although organized crime-related killings have remained relatively stable in Mexico in recent months, overall homicide levels (including both OCG and all other intentional homicides) have decreased …

Crime and Violence

INEGI confirms Justice in Mexico’s estimates

Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía, INEGI) reported that there were 22,732 homicides in 2013, or 19 per 100,000 residents, a 12% decrease …

Transparency & accountability

Allegations surface of nepotism in the Supreme Court

07/29/14 (written by amacdonald) — Claims have surfaced recently of corruption within Mexico’s Supreme Court (Suprema Corte de Justicia Nacional, SCJN), including sexual harassment, illicit enrichment, and nepotism, the latter …

Justice in Mexico

Justice in Mexico on C-SPAN

Justice in Mexico Director David Shirk participated on July 21 on C-SPAN’s “Your Money” series, during which he discussed a USA Today story on the $15 million the Department of …

Judicial Reform

Justice in Mexico’s input regarding Marine imprisoned in Mexico

Justice in Mexico’s Coordinator Octavio Rodriguez gave his expert input to Fox News about the Mexican criminal justice system in relation to the case of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahomooressi arrested and imprisoned in Mexico. Sgt. Tahomooressi …

Crime and Violence

The potential impact of Washington’s legalization of marijuana on Mexico’s criminal organizations

07/28/14 — The recent legalization of recreational marijuana use in several U.S. states will have short- and long-term effects both in the United States and in neighboring Mexico. On Tuesday, …

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