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Dark Clouds over Sunshine Week as Network Fires Mexico’s Leading Investigative Team
Press Freedom / Transparency

Dark Clouds over Sunshine Week as Network Fires Mexico’s Leading Investigative Team

National Security Archive deeply troubled over dismissal of journalists in Mexico This statement reflects the views and opinions of Michael Evans, Jesse Franzblau and Kate Doyle of the National Security Archive’s Mexico Project staff. The National Security Archive is deeply troubled over the decision by Mexican news network Noticias MVS to dismantle the country’s top investigative … Continue reading

Ayotzinapa and Beyond: Documenting the Drug War’s Hidden Atrocities
Human Rights

Ayotzinapa and Beyond: Documenting the Drug War’s Hidden Atrocities

As independent forensic experts cast further doubt on the Mexican government’s account of the September 2014 disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa Normal School in Iguala, Guerrero, a new examination of declassified U.S. archives sheds light on the alarming pattern of drug war atrocities that predate the Ayotzinapa case. In a new article for … Continue reading

“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