Security Cooperation between the United States and Mexico

Latest News: U.S.-Mexico Border Management Cooperation and Security Challenges

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Recent events related to bi-national security issues have been multifaceted, ranging from border security to creating unified state police forces in Mexico, fighting the illicit drug trade, recapturing “El Chapo” and his extradition, and human rights.  Here is a sampling.

Border Security

Obama’s executive action on guns finds warm welcome in Mexico – Christian Science Monitor, 7, January 2016

Bilateral Executive Steering Committee for the 21st Century Border Management Initiative (English) – gob.mx, 10, December 2015

Comunicado Conjunto México-EEUU del Comité Ejecutivo Bilateral de la Iniciativa para la Administración de la Frontera en el Siglo XXI (Espanol) –  gob.mx, 10, December 2015

Mando Unico

Senadores echan abajo Mando Único; avalan reforma constitucional sobre el Mando Mixto Policiaco
– Central, 18, June 2016

Senadores aprueban Mando Mixto Policial; concluyen su periodo extraordinario – SinEmbargo, 18, June 2016

Senado entierra Mando Único: policía municipal tendrá salarios y capacitación homologados
– Animal Politico, 17, June, 2016

Mexican Congress kicks off special session on medical marijuana, police and penal reform (June 13, 2016) – Latin America Daily Blog, 13, June 2016

Drugs

La ONU señala a México como el tercer productor de amapola del mundo – El Pais, 23, June 2016

Fracasa debate de marihuana en México – 2Doenfoque, 18, June 2016

National poll: Majority supports legalizing marijuana – Politico, 6, June 2016

Testimony on Drug Trade Highlights System’s Complexity, – Insight Crime, 27, May 2016 

Cartels and the U.S. Heroin Epidemic: Combating Drug Violence and Public Health Crisis (Video: Steven Dudley) – United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, 26, May 2016

Mexico Debates Marijuana – Harvard Magazine, March-April 2016

“El Chapo” Arrest

Mapping Mexico’s Current Organized Crime Landscape – Insight Crime, 15, July 2016

Extradition of ‘El Chapo’ to U.S. Is Halted in Mexico – New York Times, 29, June 2016

Aun sin fecha para extradicion de ‘El Chapo’: Embajador – El Universal, 24, June 2016

‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Últimas Noticias: Esposa de Joaquín Guzmán se Reúne con Comisión de Derechos Humanos, Busca Mejor Trato Para El Narcotraficante – Latino Post, 23, June 2016

Diputada ligada a El Chapo se ampara contra arresto – OEM, 21, June 2016

El Chapo Case Draws Mexico Closer to U.S. – New York Times, 11, January 2016

Prosecutors in these seven U.S. Courtrooms want ‘El Chapo’ – Los Angeles Time, 11, January 2016

Human Rights in Mexico

Inquiry Challenge’s Mexico’s Account of How 43 Students Vanished – New York Time, 24, June 2016

Piden ONG ante la ONU intervención internacional por crisis de derechos humanos en México – Processo, 24, June, 2016

Diálogo UE-México: ¿entre voluntad política y lesa humanidad? – DW, 24, June 2016

Demandan defensores respetar los derechos humanos tras hechos en Oaxaca – Noticias MVS, 24, June, 2016

Case of the 43 Disappeared Students: Key Points from the Group of Experts’ Final Report
(English) – WOLA, 27, April 2016

El caso de los 43 estudiantes desaparecidos: puntos clave del informe final del Grupo de Expertos (Espanol)- WOLA, 27, April 2016

Mexican Military Runs Up Body Count in Drug War – New York Times, 26, May 2016

Familiares de los 43 de Ayotzinapa arriban a la PGR – Jornuda, 26, May 2016

Sigue el misterio de los 43 estudiantes desaparecidos de Ayotzinapa –  El Pais, 1, May 2016

Missing Mexican Students Suffered a Night of ‘Terror,’ Investigators Say – New York Times, 24, April 2016

Impunidad y violacion de DH, la norma en Mexico: AI – El Universal, 23, February 2016

U.S. – Mexico Bilateral Human Rights Dialogue Joint Statement – Human Rights, 21, October 2015

U.S. blocks some anti-drug funds for Mexico over human rights concerns – Washington Post, 18, October 2015|

White House Silent On Torture In Mexico’s Missing Students Case – Huffington Post, 7, October 2015

U.S. To Cut Some Mexico Security Funds Over Human Rights Abuses – Huffington Post, 2, October 2015

Mexico’s Missing Forty-Three: One Year, Many Lies, and a Theory That Might Make Sense – The New Yorker, 30, September 2015

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The U.S.-Mexico Network’s Imagining 2024 project is designed to provide readers a quick overview of key issues in US-Mexico relations – the background of the issue, its current state, where we ought to be by 2024, and how to get there.

 

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