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

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

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

“At least we’re better than Mexico in our FOIA policy, right?”
Border Security / Transparency

“At least we’re better than Mexico in our FOIA policy, right?”

Here’s a good example of why we take the time to file access to information requests on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border and how this strategy sometimes encourages governments to disclose information on migration and border security policies that they would otherwise withhold from release. One objective of our two-country FOI strategy was to … Continue reading

Mexican Court Orders Release of Documents on Massacre Investigations
Human Rights / Transparency

Mexican Court Orders Release of Documents on Massacre Investigations

Judge Rules Mexican government must disclose evidence of grave human rights violations Migrant killings in Tamaulipas, Cadereyta, prima facie human rights violations Landmark decision upholds right to truth, cites “interest of society” in “avoiding impunity and the repetition of such acts in the future” This post was co-authored by Michael Evans and Jesse Franzblau of the … Continue reading