November 14, 2016

The study also includes findings on issues of growing concern, such as the frequently unreliable use of eye-witness testimony as evidence in court. The use of this practice in Mexico has been questioned by leading experts like Roberto Hernández,...

October 27, 2016

On the morning of October 17, 2016, Federal Judge Vicente Antonio Bermúdez Zacarías of the 5th District was shot and killed while jogging in the city of Metepec, state of Mexico. Video from a security camera revealed an attacker who approached...

October 11, 2016

Initially, Alfonso Duarte Mujica, Major of the 9th Military Zone in Sinaloa declared that the ambush was linked to Joaquín Guzmán Loera’s sons Ivan and Alfredo Guzmán, who are now suspects of being fighting for control of the Sinaloa cartel....

October 5, 2016

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...

October 3, 2016

In 2016 alone, five such CNDH recommendations have been issued to the Secretary of National Defense (Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional, SEDENA) and an additional five to the Secretary of the Navy (Secretaría de Marina). The rate of...

September 20, 2016

Dr. Viridiana Ríos, a research fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute, moderated the day’s second panel, “The NSJP in Action.” Justice in Mexico Director Dr. David Shirk led off with an overview of Justice in Mexico’s...

September 6, 2016

These murders are not the only recent attacks on local elected officials. This year alone began with the murder of Mayor Gisela Mota on January 2, just hours after she was sworn in as the Mayor of Temixco, a city outside of Mexico City. In fact,...

August 31, 2016

Following this final presentation, Professor Weisselberg and the staff of UC Berkeley Law School hosted a closing ceremony and reception for the participants of the third OASIS study trip. In attendance were OASIS Director Dr. David Shirk,...

August 30, 2016

taking place across Mexico’s criminal landscape as various groups jockey for territory and power.” It will therefore be interesting to monitor how the situation between the Sinaloa Cartel and Jalisco New Generation Cartel further unfolds in...

August 16, 2016

Washington Office on Latin America’s (WOLA) Senior Associate Maureen Meyer, an expert in U.S.-Mexico relations, commented on the Congressional letter to Secretary Kerry, noting that human rights must remain a priority. “Maintaining a strong...