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Killings in Mexico Drug War Eclipse Afghanistan, Iraq Civilian Deaths

RT America

A new study compiled with data from the Mexican government found that, since 2007, nearly 170,000 civilians have died as a direct result of the “War on Drugs” and its effects on Mexico, meaning more than half of the recorded killings in Mexico could be tied to drugs.

Free USAID E-Book Aims to Prevent Violence and Crime in Mexico

El Paso Times

Officials and civilians in Mexico who want to prevent violence and crime in their community now have an easy-to-access guide do it.

Percentage of Women in Mexican Prisons for Drug Trafficking Higher Than Men

La Jornada

In Mexico the percentage of women in prison for drug-related crimes is higher than that of men, despite the fact that men "predominate in this area", according to a study.

Mexican Press Reflects on Hoisting of US Flag at Embassy in Cuba

Prensa Latina

The main newspapers in Mexico reflected yesterday on the hoisting of the American flag at its embassy in Havana, headed by Secretary of State John Kerry.

Violence Continues to Undermine Confidence in President Pena Nieto's Government

The Financial Times

An August survey by Nomura found more than 65 per cent of participants, including international and local investors, believed that events such as Ayotzinapa and the escape of El Chapo had a negative impact on Mexico’s economy and markets.

In Post-Recession Surge, Number of Mexicans in US Hits Record High

The Washington Times

Immigration to the U.S. has recovered from its recession-caused lull and is surging back, led in part by a major jump in migrants from neighboring Mexico, according to a report released on Thursday.

Unlucky Nayarit State Prisoner Held Nearly 3 Years Extra Over Records Goof

The Associated Press

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says an inmate was wrongly held for nearly three years extra because of a bureaucratic mix-up.

Some See Sexism, Xenophobia in Reaction to Murders of Five in Mexico City

Agence France-Presse

The reaction by Mexican prosecutors and the media to the brutal killing of five people, including a prominent photojournalist, has drawn criticism from some quarters as slanted, sexist and xenophobic.

Head Jailer from Chapo's First Escape Is About to Become a Congressman in Mexico


The escape 14 years ago that set in motion a cycle of impunity will come to an improbable conclusion next month when Enrique Perez Rodriguez becomes an alternate congressman to Miguel Angel Yunes, a conservative with the PAN party.

As Drug Kingpins Fall in Mexico, Cartels Fracture and Gang Violence Surges

The New York Times

While the arrests of kingpins make for splashy headlines, the result has been a fragmenting of the cartels and spikes in violence, as smaller groups fight for control.

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