A U.S. customs officer on trial this week in El Paso is accused of smuggling people into the country illegally, including immigrants who had been deported. Witnesses said they paid a $2,500 bribe to enter the country.
Joaquín Guzmán Loera, one of Mexico’s most notable druglords, might finally stand trial in an American court. Mexico has authorized his extradition to the United States.
Judge Murray Snow found Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio in civil contempt of court, and concluded that Arpaio and others deliberately violated court orders, opening the possibility of a referral to a prosecutor to pursue criminal contempt charges. Here are 10 of Snow’s many findings from the 162-page ruling.
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico wants the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to investigate 13 cases of alleged abuse by customs officers that include prolonged detention and invasive searches.
A town’s anger and frustration over perceived racial profiling and a police shooting has boiled up in recent weeks. This isn’t Cleveland, Baltimore or New York, but a small rural town in northern Arizona. The protesters here want justice for a Native American woman shot and killed by a white officer. They’re also asking questions about who polices them, and how.
Mexico is fast approaching a June deadline to complete a nationwide judicial reform. It replaces a closed system of written proceedings with one that opens up trials to the public and requires oral arguments before a judge. It also puts greater responsibility on police to come up with evidence that will stand up in court.
Mexico's justice system has long been a pawn of the politically powerful. The problem persists even as the country transitions to a new judicial system that promises greater transparency.
Mexico is set to complete a total overhaul of its judicial system next month. It’s designed to help protect the rights of people accused of a crime. But when it comes to solving high profile cases, suspects are more likely to be mistreated.
Mexico is on the brink of completing a major transformation of its judicial system. Its goal is undoubtedly ambitious— to combat the country's long history of impunity.
A federal judge in Mexico has ruled in favor of extraditing drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the U.S. The decision now goes to Mexico's foreign affairs department.