Mexico

96 ABA Journal Mexico articles.

GPS tracker put assassin on lawyer’s trail, but also helped catch the suspects, feds testify

A GPS device stuck under the Range Rover of an Texas attorney directed assassins straight to him, the feds say.

But the small black box also pointed authorities to three…

El Chapo recaptured in Mexico

Joaquin Guzman Loera, a Mexican national and alleged drug cartel leader known as El Chapo, was recaptured Friday, the New York Times reports.

Guzman, who is charged with various…

Personal pot use is a protected personal freedom, Mexican Supreme Court says

In a ruling that applies only to the petitioners, the Mexican Supreme Court has ruled that individuals should have the right to grow and use marijuana for their personal use.

Lawyer arrested for allegedly helping Mexican drug kingpin escape from prison

The New York Times reported Thursday that attorney Oscar Manuel Gómez and five others have been arrested for allegedly helping plan and carry out Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El…

Illegal trafficking of animals is becoming a growing issue in global trade

Efforts by the Obama administration in recent months to focus on illegal trafficking of wildlife and related activities undermining wildlife conservation have not received widespread attention. But that could change…

Seized cellphones led to capture of ‘most wanted’ Mexican drug trafficker, authorities say

The U.S. will seek extradition of the claimed leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel, who was captured over the weekend sleeping in a condo in a Mexican beach resort town…

Trial begins for lawyer accused of conspiring to launder up to $600M for Mexican drug cartel

A prominent Texas lawyer met with the ex-wife of a former president of Mexico and discussed a scheme in which he would launder as much as $600 million for a…

ABA, IABA pledge cooperation on issues involving human trafficking, rule of law

The American Bar Association and the Inter-American Bar Association have agreed to work together on issues involving human trafficking, the globalization of the legal profession and funding for judicial systems…

Wal-Mart Says Retailer Is Investigating Possible Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Issues in Mexico

Responding to a New York Times report earlier this week about a claimed pattern of bribe-paying by a Mexican subsidiary, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it has been looking into the…

NY Times Says It Pursued Internal Probe Dropped by Wal-Mart, Describes Claimed Bribes in Mexico

When a lawyer for the Mexican subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. allegedly told executives at the retail giant’s Arkansas headquarters that managers across the border routinely resorted to bribery to…

Michoacan Judge Accused of Releasing Drug Cartel Suspects Fired

Efrain Cazares, a federal judge for the Mexico state of Michoacan accused of improperly releasing drug cartel suspects, was fired Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.

Mexico’s Federal…

Potential Cover-up Liability in Wal-Mart FCPA Case Could Dwarf Mexican Bribery Claims, Experts Say

Allegations that bribery by the Wal-Mart Stores Inc.subsidiary in Mexico may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act look “quite ordinary,” a law professor says.

But a claimed cover-up by…

Entire Thompson & Knight Team Joins DLA Piper for Valentine’s Day Launch in Mexico City

The entire Mexico City office of Thompson & Knight has jumped ship to join DLA Piper, which opened a new office there today.

Two of the four partners making the…

US Citizen Drug Cartel Assassin, 15, Is Convicted in Mexico, Gets 3 Years

A 15-year-old United States citizen who admittedly killed four people by slitting their throats has been convicted in a Mexican court of torturing and beheading four people and kidnapping another…

High Court Asked to Stay Execution of Mexican National

Lawyers for a Mexican national on Texas’ death row petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court today for a stay of the inmate’s scheduled July 7 execution.

The petition (PDF) has…

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