Ex-mayor of Tijuana released from arrest, UN slams Mexican public security strategy, and another scandal hits Mexico’s Gold Cup campaign.
Good start for Mexican football team in the Gold Cup, whilst doping scandal overshadows the tournament, and President Calderon criticises American gun laws.
Army illegally detain Tijuana ex-mayor in a move that has caused concern throughout Mexico and Global Commission declares drugs strategy has failed.
Battles between rival drug cartels rocks Michoacan, forcing hundredsfrom their homes, whilst Cristina Fernandez arrives from Argentina for a state visit.
Migrants rescued in southern Mexico, President Calderon visits Ciudad Juarez and Tijuana’s football team, the Xoloitzcuintles win promotion to the First Division.
President Calderon meets Bono to discuss poverty as the Bank of Mexico release interesting wage figures and more bodies discovered in mass graves.
National March for Peace highlights growing civil discontent with the fight against organised crime; Zapatistas show public support.
Security and migration dominated political debate this week, whilst the path is laid for independent candidates to run in next year’s election.
Potential changes to the President’s power over the use of the armed forces stirs political debate over militarisation; law to be voted on next week.
Massacre in Tamaulipas continues to dominate headlines, as Tamaulipas Public Security Chief resigns and Mexico City suffers from freak hailstorm.
Marches against increasing levels of drug-related violence and mass graves discovered in Tamaulipas – ‘Zetas’ thought to be responsible.
Attorney General’s resignation results in Mexico’s first female Attorney General and Mayor of Garcia, Nuevo Leon, survives second assassination attempt.
Media pact on coverage of the fight against organised crime raises concerns over censorship.
Cries of “violations of national sovereignty” as U.S. drones fly over Mexican airspace and U.S. ambassador resigns in a tough week for bilateral relations.
Former Tijuana police chief sent to clean up Ciudad Juarez – Sinaloa Cartel responds by dumping of a half-dead, tortured victim to welcome his arrival.