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“Gotaways” Increasing Faster than Apprehensions on Southwestern Border
Border Security

“Gotaways” Increasing Faster than Apprehensions on Southwestern Border

This post was co-authored by Daniel E. Martínez, Assistant Professor of Sociology at The George Washington University and co-author of the Migrant Border Crossing Study. With the deadline looming for Congress to approve funds to keep the lights on at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the nation’s border protection forces, new data released under … Continue reading

Documenting Mexico’s Recurring Nightmare
Human Rights

Documenting Mexico’s Recurring Nightmare

As demonstrators across Mexico take to the streets to protest the government’s involvement in the September 2014 disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, Guerrero, a case bearing many of the same grim hallmarks is getting renewed attention. Today, in a new article for The Nation, I examine newly-declassified evidence of police involvement in the 2011 … Continue reading

San Fernando Massacre Case File Details Charges Against Police
Human Rights

San Fernando Massacre Case File Details Charges Against Police

Yesterday we published the first document from the Mexican prosecutor’s case file on the 2011 San Fernando massacre. The “Tarjeta Informativa” from the Subprocuraduría Especializada en Investigación de Delincuencia Organizada (SIEDO or SEIDO) details a number of troubling allegations leveled against members of the San Fernando, Tamaulipas, police department by members of Los Zetas, the criminal … Continue reading

On International Right to Know Day, a Call to Declassify Migrant Massacres in Mexico
Human Rights / Transparency

On International Right to Know Day, a Call to Declassify Migrant Massacres in Mexico

Yesterday, on International Right to Know Day (#IRTKD2014), our friends at the Foundation for Justice (FJEDD) and Article 19 (A19) in Mexico launched a brand new website calling on Mexico’s Attorney General (PGR) to follow the law and declassify investigative files pertaining to the 2010 and 2011 migrant massacres in San Fernando, Tamaulipas, as well as … Continue reading

Archive Staff Nominated for Gabriel García Márquez Award
Intelligence / News

Archive Staff Nominated for Gabriel García Márquez Award

We’re pleased to announce that National Security Archive investigators Michael Evans and Jesse Franzblau have been officially nominated for the Gabriel García Márquez Award for news coverage (“Cobertura”). The nomination was based on a joint investigation between the Archive’s Mexico project staff and MVS Noticias revealing newly-declassified evidence of a secret U.S. espionage facility in Mexico City. Nine … Continue reading

Mexican Prosecutor’s Office Ordered to Release Records on San Fernando Massacre
Human Rights / Transparency

Mexican Prosecutor’s Office Ordered to Release Records on San Fernando Massacre

This week, Mexico’s new information commissioners for the first time ordered the federal prosecutor’s office to open certain investigative files relating to the discovery of some 200 bodies in mass graves in the state of Tamaulipas in April 2011. The victims, many of them migrants headed toward the U.S-Mexico border, were pulled from intercity buses … Continue reading

Four Years Later, Mexican Migration Agency Makes First Disclosure on 2010 San Fernando Massacre
Human Rights / Transparency

Four Years Later, Mexican Migration Agency Makes First Disclosure on 2010 San Fernando Massacre

INM Invokes Human Rights Clause of Mexican Access Law; Says Right to Information is “a Fundamental Human Right”; Cites Presumption of Disclosure Nearly four years later, Mexico’s federal migration agency has for the first time released declassified files on the August 2010 San Fernando massacre—in which 72 migrants were pulled from buses in Mexico’s northern … Continue reading