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.
Presidents Calderon and Obama discuss the war on drugs and US government revealed to have trafficked weapons to Mexican drug cartels.
Murderer of US agent brought to immediate justice whilst family members of the murdered activist Josefina Reyes found dead this week in Ciudad Juarez.
Florence Cassez, French kidnapper imprisoned in Mexico sparks diplomatic war of words and US immigration agent killed in San Luis Potosi by gunmen.
Radio journalist Carmen Aristegui fired following on-air accusations that President Calderon may be an alcoholic and US Army Subsecretary labels drug cartels “insurgents” then later retracts comments
Human Rights Watch denounces military and police involvement in civilian deaths, whilst US government warns citizens against travel to certain areas of Mexico.
Hillary Clinton visits Mexico and praises counter-drugs efforts.
Bishop Samuel Ruiz, defender of indigenous rights, dies at age 86.
Explosives and prison breaks dominate news as drug war continues to wreak havoc. Meanwhile, political attention turns to elections in 2012.
Activist Susana Chavez found dead in Juarez as violence continues and US drugs czar aims to reduce fears of violence spilling over the border.
Bloodshed in Acapulco as drug violence attacks become more erratic. President Calderon reshuffles his cabinet team and US border agent shoots 17 year old.
Motives remain unknown for the string of high profile murders in northern Mexico, as the La Familia cartel issues a truce and accuses the Federal Police of framing them for recent violence.
Anger grows over Marisela Escobedo’s assassination.
Kidnappings of USA-bound migrants on the rise.