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Mexico president announces anti-crime plan
November 29, 2014
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday announced a nationwide anti-crime campaign following the September 26 disappearance of 43 students who were en route to Iguala to protest lack of funds for their school. The plan will allow Congress to dissolve local governments and give state authori....... [more]

Former Mexico mayor formally charged in disappearance of 43 students
November 14, 2014
Jose Luis Abarca, the former mayor of the Mexican city of Iguala, was charged Friday with six counts of aggravated homicide and one count of attempted homicide by prosecutors in the state of Guerrero. The charges stem from the September 26 disappearance of 43 students who who were en route to Iguala....... [more]

International Response to Climate Change
November 2, 2014
According to many experts, such as those that comprise the US Global Change Research Program, climate change as a result of global greenhouse gas emissions is one of the most pressing and controversial environmental issues facing the international community today. In recent decades, many nations ha....... [more]

Report: Mexico military attempted to cover up civilian murders
October 22, 2014
Mexico's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday released a report detailing the military cover-up that occurred after June 30, when 22 criminal suspects were executed by soldiers in an empty warehouse in the municipality of Tlatlaya. Official reports detail an alleged confrontation betwe....... [more]

Equal Protection Test: Lessons from Judge Posner's Opinion on Equal Marriage
October 16, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Amaury Reyes-Torres of Iberoamerican University (UNIBE) in Mexico, discusses Baskin v. Bogan and argues that the opinion presents an alternative approach to the equal protection standard of review for discriminatory acts...The right to equality or the right to equal protection....... [more]

UN experts: investigation of enforced disappearances tests Mexico's capability to respond to human rights violations
October 11, 2014
Members of the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances said Friday that Mexico's investigation of the forty-three missing Guerrero students and the deaths of six other students in the state is a test of the country's willingness and capacity to respond to allegations of human righ....... [more]

Allegations of sexual abuse at Texas immigration detention center
October 4, 2014
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) on Thursday filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement alleging widespread sexual abuse and harassment taking place at the immigration family detention center of Karnes City, T....... [more]

UN rights expert urges Mexico to investigate extrajudicial killings
September 30, 2014
The UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Christof Heyns urged Mexico to conduct full and impartial investigations into the killings on June 30 in the village of Cuadrilla Nueva, Tlataya, State of Mexico, during a military operation against alleged criminals. Heyns....... [more]

AI: Mexico government tolerates torture by police and military forces
September 5, 2014
Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday criticized the Mexican government for its failure to adequately investigate allegations of torture. According to the report, Mexican safeguards intended to prevent military and police forces from using torture as an investigative tool are woefully under-enforc....... [more]

Immigration authorities settle lawsuit with ACLU
August 28, 2014
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) settled a federal lawsuit (text) on Wednesday, requiring US immigration authorities to ensure that undocumented Mexican immigrants are made aware of their right to a hearing before an immigration judge. The class action lawsuit, filed in June 2013, alleged t....... [more]

HRW: Mexico government should investigate military shootout
August 23, 2014
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday called on the Mexican government to fully investigate the killing of 22 civilians by soldiers on June 30, following an alleged confrontation inside an empty warehouse in the municipality of Tlatlaya. All civilians involved in the incident were killed, while one sol....... [more]




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