Allan on March 23rd, 2015

Mexico’s mid-term congressional elections are scheduled for June 7th. Like the United States, Mexico has a bicameral congress. In the mid-term, the entire lower chamber (equivalent to the U.S. House of Representatives) is to be replaced, as the representatives cannot be reelected.  There are 500 representatives in the chamber, For the entire article, click here. Article […]

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Just five days after the capture of Servando Gomez Martinez, the leader of southern Michoacan state’s Caballeros Templarios, Mexican authorities captured another big narco boss, Alejandro “Omar” Treviño Morales, known as Z-42, leader of the infamous Zetas cartel. Treviño was captured by Mexican federal police and Mexican Army soldiers on March 4th, 2015 in San Pedro […]

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Servando Gomez Martinez, also known as “La Tuta,” was captured by Mexican federal police on February 27th, 2015, in Michoacan’s capital city Morelia, with no shots being fired.  Agents had been gathering intelligence on Gomez for months. Gomez was the leader of a cult-like drug cartel, based in Michoacan state in southern Mexico, called Los Caballeros Templarios […]

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Spring break in Mexico is an annual tradition. And the past few years have seen a new, related tradition – a warning by the government of Texas against traveling to Mexico during spring break. Beginning in 2011, each year the state of Texas has warned spring breakers not to visit Mexico.  That brings it to […]

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Allan on February 23rd, 2015

A  Mexican NGO (non-governmental organization) called the Consejo Ciudadano para la Seguridad Pública y Justicia Penal, A.C. (Citizen Council for Public Security and Penal Justice) researches crime statistics. The group has released its report of the most violent municipios in Mexico in the year 2014. A municipio is not equivalent to a municipality in the United States. In Spanish-speaking […]

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The recent injunction handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen to at least delay Obama’s ongoing amnesty was heartening, though it must be followed up by resolve in Congress. The decision was handed down at 10:22 on the night of February 16th.   By the 17th, the very next day, it had already been […]

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A Mexican NGO called the Consejo Ciudadano para la Seguridad Pública y Justicia Penal, A.C.(Citizen Council for Public Security and Penal Justice), whose president is Jose Antonio Ortega Sanchez, released a list of the world’s 50 cities with the highest homicide rates in 2014. The group’s statistics are based on homicide rates calculated from 100,000 inhabitants. […]

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Allan on February 10th, 2015

In the ongoing cat and mouse game of drug smuggling across the border, the smugglers continue to innovate, finding creative ways of getting drugs across the border from Mexico to the United States.  For the entire article, click here. Article by Allan Wall, published February 9th, 2015, on

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My family and I recently returned from our annual Christmastime visit to Mexico, and it was a good one. When we lived in Mexico, we would visit the U.S. at Christmastime.   Since we’ve  moved to the U.S.,  we go to Mexico at Christmastime. Millions of Mexicans residing in the U.S. visit Mexico at Christmastime, […]

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Allan on January 19th, 2015

Each new year, statistics on Mexican crime and violence from the previous year are released and examined.   It’s a grisly business, examining statistics representing real people who were crime victims, including those who were killed. What analysts are looking for are long-term trends – which direction are the statistics heading?  And that’s not easy.  Of […]

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