Notoriously corrupt and brutal, Mexico's police have a terrible reputation. In the state of Mexico, the traffic police are all women. It's hoped that the 400-strong unit will restore public faith in the police force and reduce corruption.
Mexican police have detained more than 300 Central American migrants in a caravan traveling towards the US border. Several thousand people are heading north to escape violence and poverty in their home countries.
Reporters Without Borders and Mexican nonprofit Propuesta Civica have asked the court to prosecute two former Mexican presidents for criminal negligence in "crimes against humanity" — the deaths of over 100 journalists.
A Mexican government spokesman has told DW that he feels a fine handed to German weapons-maker Heckler & Koch for illegal arms sales should be used to compensate victims' families.
Two former staff members at the weapons manufacturer were given suspended sentences for violating Germany's War Weapons Control Act for their involvement in the delivery of machine guns to Mexico.
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