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Citizenship and Country Documents
US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • MEX103552.FE - Documents required and government checks conducted in connection with issuing or renewing a passport; the length of time it takes to issue or renew a passport; differences among passports valid for one, three, six or ten years - September 2010 (PDF)
    • MEX103189.FE - Clarifications regarding the “4” that appears under the heading “observations” (observaciones) in Mexican passports - July 2009 (PDF)
    • MEX103153.FE - Whether Mexicans who move, but fail to change their address on their voter’s card (Credencial para Votar) or on the document (constancia) provided with the population register identification number (Clave Única de Registro de Población, CURP), are liable to a fine; whether a third party can access information pertaining to these documents using the affiliated database - June 2009 (PDF)
    • MEX102738.E - Whether information is modified when a lost or stolen driver’s licence is replaced by the Ministry of Transport of the Federal District and, if so, what information - July 2008 (PDF)
    • MEX102831.E - Processing times for issuing passports in Mexico; whether they vary across the country - May 2008 (PDF)
    • MEX102647.FE - The meaning of the numbers, particularly the "4" that appear under the heading "observations" (observaciones) in Mexican passports issued to minors - December 2007 (PDF)
    • MEX102553.E - Documents required and checks made by the government in connection with issuing or renewing a passport; delays involved in issuing or renewing a passport; difference between passports valid for one, five or ten years - June 2007 (PDF)
    • MEX101353.E - Voter's Registration Card (Credencial para vota); whether a cardholder must make notification of a change of address; whether it can be used as an identification document; whether the card is punched in some manner once a person has voted; whether the card indicates when a secondary or replacement card has been issued; whether the police, government authorities or individuals can use the Voter Registration Card to access information in the official computer system in order to locate an individual within Mexico; voter card falsification and government responses to this problem - June 2006 (PDF)
    • MEX100643.E - The production, availability and use of fraudulent documents for immigration and asylum purposes; state efforts to combat fraudulent documentation (2004-2005) - Oct 2005 (PDF)
    • MEX41642.E - Information on the Clave Unica de Registro de Poblacion (CURP); whether Mexicans are required to provide a CURP to their employer; what the employer does with the information; whether there is a tracking system that records each time the CURP is used; what information the CURP records; who has access to that information; whether the police or the general public track down a person by their CURP; whether a person can work without a CURP; whether a Mexican has to provide local authorities with the CURP when he/she changes his place of residency; who has access to that information - June 2003 (PDF)
 
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Children
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF),2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
  • Law Library of Congress - El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico: Laws governing Travel of Unaccompanied Minors - Aug. 2014 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • MEX103802.E - Child custody rights; the right of a parent to know the location of his or her children when the spouse relocates within Mexico; child abduction and legal recourse to protection (amparo) in custody situations; changes to child custody provisions as a result of the General Law on Women's Access to a Life Free of Violence (Ley General de Acceso de las Mujeres a una Vida Libre de Violencia) - September 2011 (PDF)
    • MEX103780.E - Actions of the government and of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) regarding street children; treatment of people who provide assistance to street children in Mexico City, Federal District - July 2011 (PDF)
    • MEX103481.FE - Protection available for an 18-year-old man who has been abused by his father; support services available - June 2010 (PDF)
    • MEX103162.FE - Whether it is possible to obtain a second birth certificate for a child without the mother’s consent; whether it is possible to submit, without the mother’s consent, an application of acknowledgement for a child whose birth certificate was previously issued in Michoacán State - June 2009 (PDF)
    • MEX101354.E - Child custody rights; the right of a parent to know the location of his or her children when the spouse relocates within Mexico; child abduction and legal recourse to protection (amparo) in the context of custody situations (2004 - 2006) - June 2006 (PDF)
    • MEX100750.E - Whether there is a requirement in Mexico that upon checking in at the airport (or obtaining a boarding pass or proceeding through security inspection or at the boarding gate) for an accompanying adult to produce documentation that demonstrates that the other or both parents have authorized the child's exit - Oct 2005 (PDF)
    • MEX100088.E - Procedures that a parent or guardian must follow to remove a minor from Mexico; impact, if any, of custody arrangements on such procedures - June 2005 (PDF)
    • MEX43266.E - Divorce law and practice, including separation agreements, custody, property dispositions, consent requirements, related issues from women's perspectives and in relation to spousal and child abuse, and legal requirements for taking children abroad by one parent - Feb 2005 (PDF)
    • MEX41510.E - The legal rights of a woman with regard to custody, joint-custody or visitation rights of her child who is currently living with the child's father and who is refusing her access to the child (May 2003) - May 2003 (PDF)
    • MEX40558.FE - Protection and recourse available in Puebla to a young girl beaten and sexually assaulted by her mother's spouse who is not her father (1999 to January 2003) - Jan 2003 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Coalition to stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)
 
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Corruption
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • MEX103791.E - Recourse available to victims of the demand for bribes and other government corruption federally, in the Federal District, and in the states of Guanajuato, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Puebla, Queretaro, Veracruz and Yucatan; legislation designed to address corruption; agencies to which such corruption can be reported and protection available - July 2011 (PDF)
    • MEX101376.E - Government efforts to combat corruption, including outcomes of investigations into incidences of corruption; efforts within the Office of the Attorney General of the Federal District (Procuraduria General de Justicia del Distrito Federal, PGJDF) to address corruption (2004 - 2006) - June 2006 (PDF)
    • MEX41297.FE - The assassination of María de los Angeles Tamés of the National Action Party (PAN) in the town of Atizapán de Zaragoza, including whether she was investigating corruption in the town at the time of her death, whether her death was investigated, and if so, the results of the investigation (September 2001 - March 2003) - March 2003 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Military Injustice: Mexico's Failure to Punish Army Abuses - December 2001 (PDF)
 
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Disabilities
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Disabilities - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
  • Congressional Research Service
    • Rights of People with Disabilities Mexico - Jun 2003 (PDF)
 
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Elections
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
  • Congressional Research Service
    • Mexico's Congress and July 2003 Elections - Jul 2003 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
 
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Ethnic Groups / Race
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Indigenous People - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests
    • MEX103541.FE - Treatment of the Metisse population (los mestizos) and availability of state protection - July 2010 (PDF)
    • MEX102721.FE - Treatment of the ethnic Chinese minority; protection available for Mexicans of Chinese ethnicity targeted by crime (2005 - January 2008) - February 2008 (PDF)
    • MEX102683.E - Treatment of indigenous people in urban areas; state protection efforts - January 2008 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Minority Rights Group International - State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - 2014 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities
 
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Afro-Mexicans
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Afro-Mexicans profile (PDF)
 
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Gender
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • MEX104170.E - domestic violence in the Federal District and the state of Jalisco, particularly in Guadalajara, including state protection and support services - September 2012 (PDF)
    • MEX103803.E - Women who head their own households without male or family support; domestic violence in the Federal District and Guadalajara; whether women who leave abusive partners can obtain housing and temporary employment in the Federal District and Guadalajara; government support services available to female victims of domestic violence in these cities - September 2011 (PDF)
    • MEX103801.E - Implementation of the General Law on Women's Access to a Life Free of Violence (Ley General de Acceso de las Mujeres a una Vida Libre de Violencia) in the Federal District (June 2008-August 2011) - September 2011 (PDF)
    • MEX103536.E - Violence against women in a non-domestic setting, including harassment, stalking, and physical assault; information about protection available to victims (2007- July 2010) - September 2010 (PDF)
    • MEX103540.E - Adoption of the General Law on Women's Access to a Life Free of Violence (Ley General de Accesso de las Mujeres a una Vida Libre de Violencia) in the state of Guanajuato (2006 - July 2010) - August 2010 (PDF)
    • MEX103207.FE - Domestic violence in the State of Jalisco, particularly in the capital Guadalajara, including state protection and support services available (2007-2009) - April 2010 (PDF)
    • MEX103358.E - Protective institutions for a young male of 18 years of age who was abused by his father; steps an individual must take in order to obtain protection - January 2010 (PDF)
    • MEX102926.E - Implementation of the General Law on Women's Access to a Life Free of Violence (Ley General de Acceso de las Mujeres a una Vida Libre de Violencia) - May 2009 (PDF)
    • MEX102833.FE - Adoption of the General Law on Women's Access to a Life Free of Violence (Ley General de Accesso de las Mujeres a una Vida Libre de Violencia), its implementation regulations, and local implementation laws in the Federal District and the states of Mexico, Jalisco and Querétaro. - June 2008 (PDF)
    • MEX102832.FE - Shelters for women victims of violence in the Federal District; the possibility of obtaining a protection order - June 2008 (PDF)
    • MEX102769.E - Protection available to women victims of domestic violence in the state of Veracruz - February 2008 (PDF)
    • MEX102681.FE - Application by the Federal District and by the states, particularly Nuevo León, Veracruz and Jalisco, of the measures to combat domestic violence set out in the General Law on Women's Access to a Life Free of Violence - January 2008 (PDF)
    • MEX102588.FE - Protection and resources available to women who are victims of domestic violence in the state of Michoacán - December 2007 (PDF)
    • MEX102554.E - The new federal law to combat violence against women - June 2007 (PDF)
    • MEX102552.E - Protection available to women victims of domestic violence in the state of San Luis Potosi - June 2007 (PDF)
    • MEX102545.FE - Protection and resources provided to women victims of domestic violence in the state of Puebla - June 2007 (PDF)
    • MEX102544.FE - Protection and resources provided to women victims of domestic violence in the state of Coahuila - June 2007 (PDF)
    • MEX102551.E - Protection available to women victims of domestic violence in the state of Jalisco (2005 - May 2007). - June 2007 (PDF)
    • MEX43289.E - Violence against women in a non-domestic setting, particularly with respect to females who are being stalked and/or threatened by a male suitor or former partner; state protection available and enforcement of laws, if any, against stalkers who persist in harassing the victim, either prior to or after an actual physical assault - May 2005 (PDF)
    • MEX43266.E - Divorce law and practice, including separation agreements, custody, property dispositions, consent requirements, related issues from women's perspectives and in relation to spousal and child abuse, and legal requirements for taking children abroad by one parent - Feb 2005 (PDF)
    • MEX41510.E - The legal rights of a woman with regard to custody, joint-custody or visitation rights of her child who is currently living with the child's father and who is refusing her access to the child (May 2003) - May 2003 (PDF)
    • Issue Paper - Domestic Violence and Other Issues Related to the Status of Women - March 2003 (PDF
 
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Human Rights
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • Issue Paper - State Protection (Dec 2003-March 2005) - March 2005 (PDF)
    • MEX43164.E - List of government-funded institutions that assist those having difficulty obtaining state protection - Nov 2004 (PDF)
    • MEX43180.E - List of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that assist those having difficulty obtaining state protection - Nov 2004 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International - 2013 (PDF)
  • Amnesty International
    • Confronting a nightmare disappearances in Mexico - June 2013 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
  • Institute on Religion and Public Policy Report (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Mexico's Disappeared: The Enduring Cost of a Crisis Ignored - Feb. 2013 (PDF)
    • Lost in Transition: Bold Ambitions, Limited Results for Human Rights Under Fox - May 2006 (PDF)
    • Trading Away Rights: The Unfulfilled Promise - April 2001 (PDF)
    • Systemic Injustice: Torture, “Disappearance,” and Extrajudicial Execution in Mexico - 1999
    • Torture and Other Abuses During the 1995 Crackdown on Alleged Zapatistas - February 1996 (PDF)
    • Crossing the Line: Human Rights Abuses Along the U.S. Border with Mexico Persist Amid Climate of Impunity - April 1995 (PDF)
 
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Justice System
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arrest and Detention - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Trial - 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • MEX104171.E - Mexico: The responsibilities and duties of police officers in Nuevo Leon and Veracruz, including police structure, legislation governing police actions, effectiveness of police, and dismissal of police forces - September 2012 (PDF)
    • MEX104172.E - Mexico: Reports of sexual abuse committed by police officers against sexual minorities - September 2012 (PDF)
    • MEX104038.E - The responsibilities and duties of police officers in the municipality of Juarez and the Federal District, including legislation governing police actions and effectiveness of police - April 2012 (PDF)
    • MEX103805.E - The use of government databases by third parties to locate persons; privacy issues; security of information about witnesses in the witness protection program (2008-September 2011) - September 2011 (PDF)
    • MEX103799.E - The anti-crime operation launched in June 2011 by the National Conference of Governors (CONAGO) - August 2011 (PDF)
    • MEX103779.E - Information on the Mexican federal government report "Information on the Crime Phenomenon in Mexico" (Información sobre el Fenómeno Delictivo en México); copy of the report - June 2011 (PDF)
    • MEX103648.E - The Durango State elite anti-kidnapping group Unit Against Organized Crime (Unidad Contra el Crimen Organizado, UCCO) and the State Bureau of Investigation (Dirección Estatal de Investigación, DEI); requirements for joining the units; whether members of these police units colluded with drug cartels and organized crime; reports of mistreatment of citizens by members of these units; whether members of these units were targeted by drug cartels, specifically the El Chapo Guzman Cartel and Los Zetas (2005-2009) - December 2010 (PDF)
    • MEX103554.E - Procedures for initiating a criminal complaint/investigation (including for domestic violence) and whether the authorities are responsible for keeping the complainant informed of the status of the proceedings - September 2010 (PDF)
    • MEX103538.FE - Whether copies of preliminary investigation (averiguación previa) files can be obtained from the consulates general of Mexico in Canada - July 2010 (PDF)
    • MEX103537.FE - Information contained in the National Registry of Public Security Personnel (Registro Nacional de Personal de Seguridad Pública), as well as information on the schedule for updating the information; whether the names of former and current police officers are in the registry - July 2010 (PDF)
    • MEX102682.E - Reports of sexual abuse commited by police officers against homosexuals, and against other vulnerable individuals (2006 - November 2007) - January 2010 (PDF)
    • MEX103147.E - Procedure for victims of crime to identify the accused; whether the victim must identify the accused in the same room - May 2009 (PDF)
    • MEX102725.E - Police reports; procedures to obtain a copy from the various police forces; the cost; the persons who can obtain a copy; the time it takes to obtain a copy; the possibility of obtaining a copy from Canada - April 2008 (PDF)
    • MEX102733.FE - The possibility of filing an amparo lawsuit in order to request the setting aside or modification of a prison sentence for murder - February 2008 (PDF)
    • MEX102670.FE - Amparo lawsuits and their implementation in the legal system - January 2008 (PDF)
    • MEX102620.FE - Requirements for practicing law and the role of Mexican bar associations - January 2008 (PDF)
    • MEX102633.E - The Federal Investigation Agency (Agencia Federal de Investigacion, AFI); its function and duties; whether AFI agents use identified uniforms and vehicles; whether AFI agents still wear uniforms and use vehicles that sport the markings of the now-defunct Federal Judicial Police (Policia Judicial Federal, PJF) - October 2007 (PDF)
    • MEX102519.E - The availability of legal aid - June 2007 (PDF)
    • MEX101375.E - Whether police from one jurisdiction would process complaints related to crimes that occurred outside of their jurisdiction - June 2006 (PDF)
    • MEX101374.E - Procedures followed to file a complaint with the Federal Prosecutor's Office (Procuraduría General de la República, PGR) and to obtain copies of a filed complaint - June 2006 (PDF)
    • MEX101237.E - Protection afforded to witnesses before and after trials including, but not limited to, formal witness protection programs; reports on the situation of persons who testify as witnesses before and after a case has gone to trial (2004 - 2006) - June 2006 (PDF)
    • MEX40734.E - Government's efforts to purchase land from landowners in the Texcoco de Mora municipality, near Mexico City, for the purpose of building an airport; whether a meeting in which the government made an offer to the landowners took place; whether the landowners refused this offer and subsequently staged a protest march on 10 March 1999, which was violently suppressed by the police; whether in the months following the march, landowners involved began to disappear, in particular the individual named in the Request (1998-2003) - April 2003 (PDF)
    • MEX41039.E - Functions of the Federal Attorney General Office (Procuraduría General's de la República, PGR), and whether an officer or employee of the PGR would do spot checks for drugs and arms outside a city - Jan 2003 (PDF)
    • MEX36222.EX - Extended Response to Information Requests - The justice system, including reforms of the judiciary and reorganization of security forces (January to November 2000) - November 2000 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Justice in Jeopardy: Why Mexico’s First Real Effort To Address Past Abuses Risks Becoming Its Latest Failure - July 2003 (PDF)
    • Military Injustice: Mexico's Failure to Punish Army Abuses - December 2001 (PDF)
  • Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) - Mexico's Police: Many Reforms, Little Progress - May 2014 (PDF)
 
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Law
  • Children's Rights: International and National Laws and Practices - 2007 (PDF)
  • Law Library of Congress
    • MEXICO - Legitimation and Rights of Acknowledged Children Born Out of Wedlock in the State of Chihuahua, 1993-1998 (and Currently) - Executive Summary June 2012 (PDF)
    • MEXICO - Children's Rights: International and National Laws and Practices - Executive Summary August 2007 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • MEX103553.E - Adoption of the General Law on Women's Access to a Life Free of Violence (Ley General de Accesso de las Mujeres a una Vida Libre de Violencia) in the state of Morelos (2007 - July 2010) - September 2010 (PDF)

 

 
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Maps
 
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Medical Availability
US Government Reports
  • The Law Library of Congress
    • Mexico: Availability and Cost of Health Care – Legal Aspects - July 2014 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • MEX102724.E - Medical records; procedures to obtain a copy from the hospital; the cost; the persons who can obtain a copy; the time it takes to obtain a copy; the possibility of obtaining a copy from Canada; responsibilities of a doctor when a crime is suspected to have been committed. - June 2008 (PDF)
    • MEX102842.E - The availability and accessibility of medication to treat individuals who are HIV positive; whether the individual has to be employed in order to access HIV medication - May 2008 (PDF)
International Government Organization Reports
  • World Health Organization Page
 
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Political Figures and Parties
US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • MEX103425.FE - The Social Democratic Alternative Party (Partido Alternativa Socialdemócrata, PAS) in the State of Nuevo León, including elections that may have been held within the party in 2006 or 2007 - March 2010 (PDF)
 
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Refugees / IDPs
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • MEX101982.E - The refugee determination procedure; in particular the rights and responsibilities of individuals granted protection by Mexico; the rights and responsibilities of asylum seekers recognized as mandate refugees by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); whether individuals who are granted protection by Mexico or recognized as mandate refugees by the UNHCR lose their status if they leave Mexico (2006) - November 2006 (PDF)
 
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Religion
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Religion - 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
  • State Department International Religious Freedom Report - 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), July - Dec. 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • MEX103873.FE - the situation faced by Evangelicals, particularly in Yucatán, including their treatment by authorities, freedom of religion, opportunities to proselytize, and the regions in which it is more difficult to practice; whether there have been complaints regarding constraints on religious activities (2002-2011) - October 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organizations
  • Institute on Religion and Public Policy Report (PDF)
 
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Sexual Orientation
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
  • Law Library of Congress
    • MEXICO: Mistreatment Faced by Homosexual and Transgender Individuals and the Governments Effort's to Protect Their Rights - November 2012 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • MEX104173.E - Mexico: Situation of sexual minorities in Mexico City, Guadalajara (Jalisco) and Puerto Vallarta (Jalisco); whether there are support or advocacy groups acting on their behalf (2009 - August 2012) - September 2012 (PDF)
    • MEX104172.E - Mexico: Reports of sexual abuse committed by police officers against sexual minorities - September 2012 (PDF)
    • MEX103804.E - Treatment of sexual minorities, including legislation protecting sexual minorities, other state protection, recourse and services available; treatment of sexual minorites in the Federal District; information on the Zona Rosa - September 2011 (PDF)
    • MEX103460.FE - The situation of transgender people, particularly in Mexico City, Cancún, Guadalajara and Acapulco, including how they are treated and the support services available to victims of ill treatment - April 2010 (PDF)
    • MEX102682.E - Reports of sexual abuse commited by police officers against homosexuals, and against other vulnerable individuals (2006 - November 2007) - January 2010 (PDF)
    • MEX103304.E - Whether transgender persons can get their identity documents re-issued to reflect their gender change - Oct 2009 (PDF)
    • MEX102816.E - Situation of homosexuals in Guadalajara and whether there are support or advocacy groups acting on their behalf - June 2008 (PDF)
    • MEX102518.E- Situation and treatment of homosexuals - June 2007 (PDF)
    • MEX101377.E - Treatment of homosexuals and availability of state protection (May 2006) - June 2006 (PDF)
    • MEX43529.E - A group called "movimiento lesbico-gay" in Mexico City; its leader and whether this group has been harassed or attacked; if yes, the nature of these attacks; whether past or present members were specifically targeted by police or city council members; whether there are any overtly homophobic city councilors in Mexico City; a list of gay and lesbian non-governmental organizations in Mexico City (2002-April 2005) - March 2005 (PDF)
    • Issue Paper - Treatment of Sexual Minorities - April 1999 (PDF)
 
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Specific Country Issues - Gangs
US Government Reports
  • USAID Central America and Mexico Gang Assessment - Annex 4: Southern and Northern Borders of Mexico Profile1 - 2006 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • MEX104133.FE - The Vatos Locos gang, including its organizational structure, areas of influence and activity; information on detention of gang members in 2007 - July 2012 (PDF)
    • MEX103720.E - The Los Cachas gang, including when it originated, criminal activities (particularly in 2002) and its region of influence; government efforts to address Los Cachas criminal activities - March 2011 (PDF)
    • MEX103272.FE - The presence and activities of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS) and the Mara 18 in Mexico, specifically in Mexico City, including the measures taken by the government to fight the Maras and the protection available to their victims (2004-September 2009) - Oct 2009 (PDF)
    • MEX103264.FE - The presence of Mara Salvatrucha (MS) and Mara 18 groups, including the cities or municipalities where they are active (2006 - Sept. 2009) - Sept 2009 (PDF)
 
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Organized Crime / Cartel's
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • MEX104169.E - Mexico: Situation of organized crime; police and state response including effectiveness; availability of witness protection - September 2012 (PDF)
    • MEX104168.E - Mexico: Crime situation; police and state response, including effectiveness; availability of witness protection - August 2012 (PDF)
    • MEX103396.FE - The presence and structure of Los Zetas and their activities - March 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Reports
  • Strategic Studies Institute: United States Army War College
    • Mexico's "Narco-Refugees": The Looming Chalange for U.S. National Security - 2011 (PDF)
  • Washington Office of Latin Affairs (WOLA)
    • At the root of the violence. by Eduardo Guerrero Gutiérrez, June 2011 (PDF) - This article was originally published in Spanish in the June 2011 edition of Nexos. With the approval of the author and Nexos, WOLA presents the article in English.
 
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Self Defense Groups
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Self Defense Groups - 2013 (PDF)

 

Speech / Press / Internet
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Speech and Press - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Freedom House
    • Freedom of the Press - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
    • Freedom of the Net - 2013 (PDF),
 
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Timeline
Media
 
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Trafficking
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Trafficking in Persons - 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
  • State Department Report on Trafficking in Persons - Mexico - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
 
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Terrorism
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Terrorism - 2013
 
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