Perhaps the greatest challenge Mexico is facing is building a genuine Rule of Law. The situation is currently characterized by a low level of trust in the authorities, a judicial system in transition to oral trials, and asymmetric institutional development between different levels of governments. In this context, the country has important historical challenges, such as improving processes that lead to effective protection of human rights, fighting corruption, and strengthening a system of transparency and accountability.

In response, recent administrations have attempted to push solutions and accelerate the adoption of international best practices. Although some advances have been achieved, the road still looks challenging. With this series, the Mexico Institute seeks to provide arguments and analysis for understanding the problems of transparency and Rule of Law that Mexico is facing.

In this series, the Mexico Institute willl provide infographics, articles, publications, and other materials related to transparency and the rule of law. 



World Press Freedom Index 2016: Mexico & the OECD

World Press Freedom Index 2016: Mexico & the Americas

New Criminal Justice System

Mexico Corruption Perception Index 2015

Judicial Reform in Mexico 

The Pursuit of Joaqín 'El Chapo' Guzmán Loera

The Mexican State and Anti-Corruption Efforts

The Mexican State and Transparency

Policing in Mexico

Mexican Prison Reform

Inmate Experiences in Mexican Prisons

Youth Incarceration in Mexico

"Were you Mistreated?": Interrogation in Mexico

Securtity Strategies to Combat Drug Violence in Mexico


Mexico's Battle Against Corruption

Former Mexican Governor Detained in Spain

"El Chapo" Recaptured in Mexico

Gisela Mota Assassinated One Day After Taking Office: Who is Killing Mexico's Mayors?

Mexican Mayor Assassinated: Implications for the Debate Over the Organization of Police Forces

El Chapo Continues to Evade Capture

Beyond El Chapo: Is the U.S.-Mexico Relationship Strained?

El Chapo Escapes: Major Setback for Mexico's War on Organized Crime


Mexico's Reforms and the Prospects for Growth

The Problem of Power: Mexico Requires a New System of Government

Mexico: The Fight Against Corruption (A review of ongoing reforms to promote transparency and curtail corruption) - By Mauricio Merino

A Mexican Utopia: The Rule of Law is Possible - By Luis Rubio


Mexico Wins: Anti-Corruption Reform Approved

Fighting Corruption in Mexico

Mexico: From a Drug War to a War Against Corruption

Five Security Priorities for Mexico - The Expert Take, By Viridiana Rios

How to Make Mexico More Competitive: More Corporate Ethics & State Efficiency, Less Corruption - By Viridiana Rios

Subcommittee Hearing: Threats to Press Freedom in the Americas - The Expert Take, By Eric L. Olson and Georgia Baker

Advancing Justice Sector Reform in Mexico - The Expert Take, By Eric L. Olson and Georgia Baker

A Way to Restore Mexico's Trust Deficit - The Expert Take, By Diana Villiers Negroponte

Corruption, A Central Issue in the Campaigns - The Expert Take, By Duncan Wood and Pedro Valenzuela

Another Mexican Utopia: Building a Merit-Based Society - The Expert Take, By Arturo Franco 

Four Rule of Law Policies to Make Mexico Grow - By Viridiana Rios

Mexico's Petite Revolution: Justice and Security Implications of Approving a Fully New Code of Judicial Procedures - By Viridiana Rios


Book Launch | The Problem of Power: Mexico Requires a New System of Government

Mexico Today: Analyzing the Country's Reforms

Ayotzinapa Case: Final Report by Group of Independent Experts

Mexico and the United States: Combating Illicit Finance Together

Mexican Civil Society's Battle Against Corruption: #Ley3de3

Mexico Security Review 2016: Assessing the Outlook for the Rule of Law

Follow-Up to the Investigations of the Disappearance of 43 Students in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico

Investigating the Disappearance of the 43 Students in Mexico

Advancing Justice Sector Reform in Mexico

A Mexican Utopia: Book Launch & Discussion of the Rule of Law in Mexico

Criminal Justice in an Emerging Democracy: Perspectives from Mexico's Inmates

Mexico's Midterm Elections and the Peña Nieto Administration