Mexico's Human Rights Watchdog Says Excessive Force by Federal Police Killed Six
The watchdog said the deaths occurred following an operation in January to crack down on vigilantes in the city of Apatzingan in the heart of the troubled Hot Land region of the state of Michoacan.
The Pope is Planning to Visit Very Troubled Parts of Mexico
Government and church sources have indicated the pope will visit past and current drug war hotspots Ciudad Juarez and Michoacán state, as well as the poverty-stricken state of Chiapas where Central American migrants are facing a government crackdown.
Allegations of Major Human Rights Abuses Keep Piling up for the Mexican Government
The US-based group Human Rights Watch has highlighted evidence it has gathered suggesting unarmed civilians were killed by federal police in two separate incidents in which a total of 50 people died.
Mexico Is Having Its Most Depressing Election in Recent History
Remember 2000? Fifteen years since the transition to a multi-party democracy, Mexico's PRI machine is back in power and presiding over a fearful, sour midterm vote. President Peña Nieto's party will likely retain control of Congress.
Mexico Denies Massacre at Ranch, as Families Bury the Accused Cartel Dead in Jalisco
In Ocotlan, Jalisco, locals called the government's raid of a cartel-controlled ranch a "massacre." Authorities hit the airwaves to deny the claims, but troubling inconsistencies hover over the case.
42 Dead Suspects, 1 Dead Agent: Lopsided ‘Shootout’ in Mexico Is Under Suspicion
Mexican military and federal forces chased suspects to a ranch, where gunfire erupted that lasted three hours and left 43 dead. The killed suspects are said to be tied to the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.
The US Military Is Worried It’s Supporting Human Rights Abuses with Aid to Mexico
In internal documents, Pentagon analysts at US Northern Command express concern over cases of security forces killing unarmed civilians in Mexico. The US has sent $2.5 billion to Mexico for its fight against drug cartels.
‘It Was the Feds’: How Mexico’s Federal Police Slaughtered At Least 16 Civilians in Michoacan
Former rural police officers were protesting their disbanding and lack of pay when Mexican federal police stormed their encampment and proceeded to execute at least 16 people, according to this special report.
Mexico's Government Is Brushing Off Report of Another State Massacre of Unarmed Civilians
After the missing 43 and the massacre at Tlatlaya, the country is now facing a third likely state-led mass killing in less than a year. A journalist says federal police killed 16 civilians in Apatzingan, Michoacan.
Michoacan, the Birthplace of Mexico's Drug War, Is Still a Violent Quagmire
Troops marched into Michoacan in 2006, then federal forces came again in 2014, in response to a growing militia movement. A year after that, violent attacks, extortion, and impunity pervades across the "Hot Land" region.