February 26, 2010 |
The manhunt was over. Raydel "Crutches" Lopez Uriarte, the alleged top enforcer for a vicious Tijuana drug gang that dissolved victims in lye, would now have to face justice. First, though, he would have to face the press. A day after his arrest, Lopez found himself standing woodenly with his hands cuffed behind him as news photographers snapped away at him and three others arrested in the same raid. The 30-year-old Lopez, one of the most dreaded figures on the border, had a trim goatee and combed hair, and wore a sensible checkered shirt and dark jeans that looked like they were meant for someone half a head taller.
September 22, 2009 |
President Felipe Calderon's pick for attorney general faced questioning in Congress on Monday amid criticism by human rights groups that he failed as a state prosecutor to solve the killings of hundreds of women in Ciudad Juarez in the 1990s. Calderon has named Arturo Chavez Chavez to be the nation's top law enforcement officer at a moment when the government is locked in a bloody war against drug-trafficking cartels and the public's confidence in the justice system is low. Chavez, 49, who belongs to Calderon's conservative National Action Party, or PAN, would take over for Eduardo Medina Mora, who resigned this month as part of a Cabinet shake-up.
April 22, 2008 |
This is not your parents' Mexico. Dogs are fatter, cars are bigger and the typical Mexican knows a little more about the workings of her government. This is nothing to scoff at. For most of the 20th century, Mexico was ruled by a single, secretive political party. Human rights abuses went undocumented, and journalism was practically a state-sponsored profession.
September 22, 2007 |
A government-run human rights commission accused soldiers of rape and torture, and recommended that the army be removed from Mexico's nationwide drug war. Military officials declined to comment on the report by the National Human Rights Commission. President Felipe Calderon's office said it was reviewing the report.
February 27, 2004
The numbers coming from the city of Juarez, across the border from El Paso, are staggering: Number of women killed since 1993 -- 370. Number of those victims raped -- about 100. Number of additional women missing -- 70, according to local authorities; 400, according to nongovernmental organizations. Number of victims not identified -- 75. Number of murders to result in conviction -- one.
November 14, 2002 |
The commander of Indonesia's elite commando force will be charged with gross human rights violations for his alleged involvement in the massacre of 33 protesters in 1984, the nation's attorney general said Wednesday. Thousands of Muslim youths were fired on by soldiers while demonstrating peacefully in northern Jakarta, the capital, against the arrest of several anti-government protesters. Atty. Gen. Mohammed Abdul Rahman said Maj. Gen.