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98 ABA Journal Mexico articles.

Lawyer for Suspected Drug Kingpins Is Murdered; 2nd Such Killing in 1 Month

For the second time in less than a month, a Mexican lawyer who represented high-profile drug suspects has been murdered in an execution-style attack.

Americo Delgado, 81, was ambushed by…

US Indicts 43 in Alleged $5.8B Drug Ring

As Mexican officials today announced the apparent assassination of the presiding legislator of the drug-plagued state of Chilpancingo, United States officials, including U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, announced the indictment…

Border Town Becomes Murder Capital, While Mexico Pushes for Rule-of-Law Changes

In the early morning hours of May 17, 2008, Willy Moya had just closed the V-Bar, one of several popular nightspots he owned in the Pronaf section of Ciudad Juarez,…

Russia Claws at the Rule of Law While Mexico Embraces It

RUSSIA: The courtroom gallery brimmed with lawyers during the trial in January of four men ac­cused of murdering Anna Politkovskaya, a reporter for the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta who was…

Justice in the Rough

As a border town becomes a murder capital, Mexico pushes for dramatic rule-of-law changes

Former Mexican Ambassador Joins White & Case, ViaNovo

In a move that Tony Garza hopes will position him to best advise clients as they navigate Latin American legal and cultural waters, the former U.S.…

Swine Flu Fear Prompts Some Changes in Law Firm Protocol

There’s a new item of professional attire now in vogue at some law firms in Mexico: face masks.

With the help of the surgical masks, frequent hand-washing and avoiding client…

Clinton Blames Failed Policy & ‘Insatiable’ US Market for ‘Horrific’ Drug War

A failed interdiction approach unsuccessfully pursued by the United States for decades, as well as an “insatiable” demand in this country for illegal drugs. Both are partly to blame for…

Reward Offered for 24 Alleged Mexican Drug Lords: Up to $7M Each

As escalating violence related to cross-border drug trafficking causes increasing concern in both Mexico and the United States, the government there is offering a record-breaking bounty of $2 million each…

Top Cop Resigns Over Death Threats; Mexican Official’s Bodyguard is Slain

In the wake of news last week that the police chief of a major Mexican city in Chihuahua had resigned rather than face the threat of another police officer being…

Failed US-Led Drug War Harms Foreign Judicial Systems, Report Says

Escalating violence in Mexico and Latin America from a failed U.S.-led war on drugs is putting democratic governments and their judicial systems and police forces at risk, says a report…

Firms Find Sunnier Prospects in Mexico

Are there business opportunities for U.S. law firms, just lurking in the neighborhood, south of the border?

Jones Day certainly thinks so. The firm is opening an office in Mexico…

Former Mexican Drug Czar Got $450K to Keep Traffickers Informed, Authorities Say

In a continuing shakeup in high-echelon Mexican law enforcement, a former drug czar has been accused of being paid $450,000 by drug traffickers, in exchange for providing them with information…

Calif. Prosecutors Seek State Bar Help to Fight Mexican Drug War Spilling into US

A raging drug war in Mexico isn’t just hurting people there—including police officers, judges and lawyers affected by the ongoing violence.

It’s also spilling over into the United States, as…

Spying in Mexican AG’s Office Could Be Linked to US DEA

Spying on behalf of a major drug trafficking cartel is still ongoing at the Mexican attorney general’s office, the nation’s chief law enforcement officer suspects, even after five officials there…

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