Civil-Military Relations

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 08:38
Broken Justice in Mexico’s Guerrero State examines the elements of that failure, and offers recommendations for change. The result of over two years of research and analysis by Mexican and international experts, and coproduced with Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Montaña Tlachinollan and the Centro de Derechos Humanos Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez, this report provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of the structural deficiencies of Guerrero’s justice system—flaws that have enabled perpetrators of violence to operate with almost absolute impunity.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 06:15

With the volatile debate over the United States’ immigration policy and shifting U.S. foreign policy and assistance to Central America, civil society advocates and other interested individuals in Central America, Mexico and the United States need the tools to understand and impact this public discussion.  For this reason, the Latin America Working Group Education Fund (LAWGEF) published a new advocacy guide in English and Spanish.

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 06:10
Brazil has ordered its Army to keep order in a town on the nation’s western soy-growing frontier after a land dispute turned deadly, the latest clash between farmers and indigenous people in the South American nation.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 07:00
Regional rights activists investigating the case of 43 missing students in Mexico say they have been unable to interview military personnel.
Friday, August 7, 2015 - 06:53

An update of Latin America's current civil-military relations.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 06:58
Experts say the government's version of events is riddled with conflicting testimonies, tainted evidence and coerced confessions.
Friday, July 24, 2015 - 07:08
Not only are there questions over how appropriately the security forces react in confrontations with civilians, but the importance of the military itself in Mexico's democracy may yet come under scrutiny.
Friday, July 24, 2015 - 06:06
The National Human Rights Commission of Mexico is questioning the government’s investigation into the disappearance of 43 college students who investigators say were killed and incinerated in September.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 04:40
Residents of the Michoacán village of Ixtapilla claim the Army fired at unarmed civilians, killing two children. The authorities have begun an investigation to assign responsibility in what appears to be another case of unprovoked violence on the part of the military.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 06:34
After coming under fire, Mexican navy personnel in a Black Hawk helicopter shot back and killed six people near the U.S. border, authorities said Monday.