Is the U.S. Helping Mexico Undermine Michoacan’s Vigilantes?

May 7, 2014 in News

Danny Benavides | Allegations made by former Mexican General Jesus Jaime Garcia Miramontes suggesting a US plot to undermine Michoacan’s autodefensas were quickly dismissed by the press. However, what is more of a “national security” threat to the U.S. and Mexico: organized crime that can “play ball,” or an armed vigilante revolution?

US Training of Mexican Troops Has Escalated in Step With Mexico’s Murder Rate

February 19, 2013 in News

Bill Conroy | US training of Mexican military forces spiked in fiscal years 2010 and 2011, coinciding with a sharp rise in drug-war homicides in Mexico, an analysis of records made public under the Foreign Assistance Act show…

Top Mexican Generals Implicated in Drug Trafficking for Cartels Lose Appeal

January 17, 2013 in News

Reuters | A Mexican court said on Wednesday that two army generals, one retired and one still serving, should remain in jail and face trial in one of the highest-profile cases linking the military to organized crime.