The rate of drug related killings continues to increase, though at a slower rate than in 2010.
Politicians and economists in Texas observe presidential race in Mexico to how their relations may change with a new President.
While the Zetas now have control in more territory, their power still may not be as strong as the Sinaloa Cartel.
Mexicans will go to the polls to choose a new president, new senators and federal deputies - and if opinion polls are to be believed, possibly a new governing party. A major election issue is the country's crackdown against organised crime which is now in its sixth year. It has caused violence to flare in states that are on the drug route to the US and more than 50,000 people have been killed since 2006.
Andrew Selee, Director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center, has been featured in the Mexican newspaper "El Diario de Yucatán". The article covered the recent visit by Genaro García Luna to the Woodrow Wilson Center on January 11th, 2012.
So many gangsters, so little time. Though President Felipe Calderon's five-year campaign has nailed dozens of crime bosses, many of Mexico's kingpins remain at large.
Veracruz governor fires entire police force in city as a step to get rid of corruption.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will present awards to two exemplary citizens of Mexico for their strong commitment to the improvement of their community. Javier Bours, founder of Industrias Bachoco, will receive the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship, and Alejandro Martí, founder of SOS México, will receive the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service. The awards will be presented in a dinner ceremony to be held on November 15 in Mexico City.
The Awards for U.S.-Mexico Cross-Border Cooperation and Innovation will be formally presented on Thursday, September 29, at the Border Governors Conference in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
The Mexican government, supported by U.S. intelligence, has succeeded in arresting many of the top leaders of the trafficking organizations and making it harder for them to operate. Today these groups are probably far less cohesive than they once were, but that has also made them much more violent.