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Could New Anti-Corruption App Reduce Graft in Mexico?

Could New Anti-Corruption App Reduce Graft in Mexico?

A number of civil organizations in Mexico have introduced a new mobile phone application designed for citizens to report corruption, something that is becoming more common elsewhere in the region despite uncertainty surrounding their efficacy.

Mexico AG Resigns Amid Growing Pressure to Tackle Widespread Graft

Mexico AG Resigns Amid Growing Pressure to Tackle Widespread Graft

Mexico's top prosecutor has stepped down less than a year after taking office amid growing pressure to tackle widespread corruption. The resignation serves as another example of civil society's influence in fighting graft in the region, but it also raises questions about whether his successor can make a difference.

Mexico Prison Massacre Linked to Zetas Takeover Allegations

Mexico Prison Massacre Linked to Zetas Takeover Allegations

At least 13 people have died in a prison mutiny in north Mexico that some witnesses claim was a backlash against an attempted takeover of the prison by the Zetas, highlighting the criminal control and corruption that are pervasive in the penal system.

In Mexico, Local Authorities Walk a Fine Line with Criminal Groups

In Mexico, Local Authorities Walk a Fine Line with Criminal Groups

Allegations that a former governor agreed a non-aggression pact with criminal elements combined with the continued targeting of local mayors underlines how Mexico's fragmented political and criminal landscape has impacted interactions between criminal actors and local politicians.

Will Latest Ex-Governor Captured in Mexico Face Extradition?

Will Latest Ex-Governor Captured in Mexico Face Extradition?

Authorities in Mexico have arrested a former governor of the embattled state of Tamaulipas on charges of embezzlement and misuse of public funds. His capture raises questions over issues related to the timing of his arrest, as well as whether he will face justice in Mexico.

As a bitter war between rival cartels grinds to an end, Ciudad Juarez has lost the title of world murder capital, and is moving towards something more like normality. InSight Crime looks at the role politicians, police, and for-hire street gangs played in the fighting -- asking who won, and what is next for the Mexican border city.