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Comments on:"Mexico Wants 5th Analysis of Dump in Missing Students Case"via New York TimesVisit Original: https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/09/23/world/americas/ap-lt-mexico-missing-students.html?_r=1
The Attorney General's office has asked to do a new investigation at the garbage dump site. The students' families would have to agree to this.
Comments on:"Confirman formal prisión contra José Luis Abarca por tres delitos"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/2016/09/27/politica/011n3pol?partner=rss
Abarca was the mayor of Iguala at the time of the disappearance. The Attorney General's office has been trying to arrest him for two years due to his suspected involvement, but their request has been denied by the federal courts. They have found other ways to arrest him. They have arrested him for offenses of organized crime, money laundering and illicit enrichment.
Comments on:"Aun prófugos, 40 implicados en el caso de los 43 (PGR)"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/09/28/aun-profugos-40-implicados-en-el-caso-de-los-43-pgr
The Attorney General's office has declared that only 40 participants in the disappearance are missing. The Federal Public Ministry has requested arrest warrants for 168, yet only 128 have been arrested.
Comments on:"Two Years After a Night of Horror, Mexican Students Seek Answers"via New York TimesVisit Original: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/26/world/americas/mexico-missing-students-second-anniversary.html
The article highlights three students who responded to calls from students that night. It exposes the impact of that night on those students. These students have suffered medical issues, changes family life and financial problems.
Comments on:"Las siete dudas que persisten en el caso de Ayotzinapa"via El PaísVisit Original: https://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2016/09/23/mexico/1474649973_936194.html
The article summarizes the main 7 doubts about the case of the missing 43 students.
Comments on:"Sons of El Chapo suspected of Mexican convoy ambush that killed five soldiers"via The GuardianVisit Original: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/30/mexican-soldiers-killed-military-convoy-ambushed-sinaloa
An attack on a military convoy left 5 soldiers dead and 2 military vehicles burned. The attack is suspected to be ordered by El Chapo's sons in order to free a wounded drug suspect.This has been the worst attack on military people in Mexico since 2013.
Comments on:"Detienen a probables responsables de homicidio de sacerdote"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/10/03/detienen-a-probables-responsables-de-homicidio-de-sacerdote
The Attorney General of Michoacan declared that two people have been arrested for the murder of a priest from two weeks ago. Mexico has become a place that is not safe for priests recently.
Comments on:"Death in the sands: the horror of the US-Mexico border"via The GuardianVisit Original: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/04/us-mexico-border-patrol-trump-beautiful-wall
"The US border patrol operates as if it is part of the military; the actual US military plays a significant role in internal policing at the border. In the emerging security state, privileges are maintained by restricting movement through violence."
Comments on:"El caso mujeres de Atenco llegará por fin a la Coridh "via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/10/04/remiten-caso-atenco-ante-la-coridh
The case of the 11 women from Atenco who said they were sexually tortured in 2006 will finally have their case brought to to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights after Mexico lied about bringing the case to them. This case will represent the 8th sentence against Mexico.
Comments on:"Michoacán: el plan para 'matar' a una economía"via ForbesVisit Original: https://www.forbes.com.mx/michoacan-el-deterioro-de-una-economia/#gs.nmpvwHA
Organized crime has been forcing workers to pay them a certain amount of money in order to be protected and to show that they have the power in the state. Truck drivers to tour guides, these are the people affected. Workers for big companies have also been forced to pay and business men have been kidnapped for the past 3 years.
Comments on:"PGR entrega investigación a comite de víctimas de Nochixtlán"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/10/03/pgr-entrega-investigacion-a-comite-de-victimas-de-nochixtlan
The Attorney General's office has turned over the investigation to the commitee of victims of Asuncion Nochixtlán. The investigation is of the events that happened on June 19 in Oaxaca where teachers were protesting and state and federal police tried to break them up leaving 8 dead and more than 100 injured.
Comments on:"PRI y PAN aprueban reforma que atenta contra el derecho de huelga"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/10/05/pri-y-pan-aprueban-reforma-que-atenta-el-derecho-a-huelga
The political parties PRI and PAN have approved a reform to article 123 of the constitution that, according to the PRD members, will violate the right of workers to strike. The PRI and PAN are the two major political parties in Mexico.
Comments on:"Defiende Peña ante evangélicas inciciativa de matrimonio igualitario"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/10/05/defiende-pena-ante-evangelicos-iniciativa-de-matrimonio-igualitario
Peña Nieto has been trying to bring marriage equality to Mexico, but many are in opposition. He has met with the Evangelical Fellowship of Mexico and defended the right of the LGBTQ community to be married. The Evangelical Fellowship of Mexico claims that they are not homophobic or have anything against gays, they just want the concept of marriage to be respected.
Comments on:"Más de 6 mil migrantes mueren en frontera EU-México desde 1998"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/10/10/mas-de-6-mil-500-migrantes-han-muerto-en-frontera-eu-mexico
More than 6,500 migrants have died on the US-Mexico border than 1998. A third of these deaths have happened on the Arizona border (2,400). There are 2,500 missing reports filed my migrant families. A Medical Examiner's office in Arizona currently has 900 bodies stored that are suspected to be migrants.
Comments on:"Hallan más de 4 mil fragmentos óseos en Coahuila"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/10/10/hallan-mas-de-4-mil-fragmentos-oseos-en-coahuila
4,000 bone fragments have been discovered in an unpopulated area in Coahuila. The bone fragments show that the bodies were burned using fuel, which is a tactic used by the cartel group, Los Zetas. Being burned makes it harder to identify the people killed. Forensic experts have said that these bone fragments belong to 3 people.
Comments on:"2 Years After Mexican Students Vanished"via New York TimesVisit Original: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/06/opinion/2-years-after-mexican-students-vanished.html?ref=americas&_r=0
The US State Department concluded on aiding Mexico with $155 million because they believed that the country has made enough progress in upholding human rights. The article also points out that an independent panel of experts found out that there was a video that was filmed on October 28, 2014 that shows the chief criminal investigator at the attorney general's office by a river that was not far from the site where the student's disappeared. The video contains images of bag filled with charred human remains. This contradicts what the government has claimed and shows that senior law officials were involved in the cover up.
Comments on:"The religious right begins to flex its muscles in secular Mexico"via The Washington PostVisit Original: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/the-religious-right-begins-to-flex-its-muscles-in-secular-mexico/2016/10/07/1e551cd2-88f5-11e6-8cdc-4fbb1973b506_story.html
Relationships between the church and state have gotten closer in recent years on a local level. They recieve luxuries from those who locally govern, but are silent on the issues of the violence and corruption. Instead they only use their voice to condem abortions and same sex marriage. Since Mexico's population is 83% religious it is easier to pass anti-abortion and anti-same sex marriage laws. Except 42% of Mexico's population does not want religious authorities influencing votes.
Comments on:"Anuncia PGR nueva búsqueda de los normalistas de Ayotzipana"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/10/10/anuncia-pgr-nueva-busqueda-de-los-normalistas-en-iguala
The head of the Attorney General's office has declared a new search for the students in Iguala and Cocula, Guerrero. The new search effort will involve collaborating with foreign forensic experts, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and representatives of the parents of the students.
Comments on:"Por Iguala, la indagación más amplia y trascendente: PGR"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/10/10/caso-ayotzinapa-aun-abierto-ratifica-pgr-al-senado
The Attorney General reassured that the investigation for the missing students is still going on. They introduced a new technology system that they are using in order to find graves in the soil. They have also met 93 out of the 941 requests made by the Inter-America Commission on Human Rights.
Comments on:"Piden asilo en EU más de 11 mil migrantes"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/10/12/alrededor-de-11-mil-300-personas-pediran-asilo-en-eu
11,300 people, mostly Haitians, have traveled to Baja California to seek political asylum in the US. Between 4 and 5 thousand migrants are left in the country. Many of these Haitian migrants traveled after the earthquake in 2010. They traveled to Brazil and obtained work permits, but now many want to go to the US.
Comments on:"Mexico governor facing corruption inquiry to step down before term ends"via The GuardianVisit Original: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/12/mexico-veracruz-javier-duarte-step-down-corruption
Veracruz's governor, Javier Duarte, will step down as governor two months before his term ends. He is being investigated for illegal enrichment, embezzlement and breach of duty. During his time as governor he was criticized for corruption and the unsolved murders of at least 16 journalists. His party, the PRI, stripped his party rights from him last month.
Comments on:"Cae secuestro en 25%: Osorio Chong"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/10/12/201csignificativo201d-aumento-del-secuestro-entre-2008-y-2012-chong
The Interior Minister Miguel Osorio Chong said that since 2014 the rate of kidnappings has fallen 25%. He also said that Mexico faced a kidnapping and extortion issue between 2008-2012 due to the drug war.
Comments on:"Tres mil mexicanos han pedido asilo a EU desde 2013"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/10/12/tres-mil-mexicanos-han-pedido-asilo-a-eu-desde-2013
3,000 Mexicans have asked for political asylum in the US since 2013 due to drug war. 7 out of the 10 people asking for this asylum are from either Guerro or Michoacan. The rest are mainly from Puebla, Jalisco, Chiapas and Veracruz.
Comments on:"México y EU, por frente común sobre crimen y migración"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/10/11/abordan-osorio-chong-y-johnson-migracion-y-seguridad-fronteriza
Mexico and the US have decided to form a "high level group" that will help tackle the issues of migration and security.
Comments on:"México firma acuerdo migratorio laboral"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/10/14/mexico-firma-acuerdo-migratorio-laboral
Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Labor Cooperation to set the foundation for the plan for development of a set that would support migrant workers. It is noted that to avoid abuse in the recruit process the countries will sue the National Employment Services. This allows workers from these Central American countries to work in Mexico up to 180 days in the agricultrual field during times in which there is greater demand.
Comments on:"Violencia contra la mujer "va al alza' en QR, asegura activista"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/10/13/violencia-contra-la-mujer201cva-al-alza201d-asegura-activista
Femicide in Quintana Roo is oon the rise. In 2016 there have been 8 femicides reported. According to the Network for the Rights of Children in Mexico between 1006-14 there have been 51 children/adolescents who have disappeared. Politicians and Catholic leaders are in opposition to an alert of Domestic Violence against Women because they believe it makes women more important than men.
Comments on:"As U.S. Watches Mexico, Traffickers Slip In From Canada"via The New York TimesVisit Original: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/17/us/northern-border-illicit-crossing.html?_r=0
The article focuses on how it is easier for human and drug traffickers to operate through the Canadian-U.S. border because of the lack of attention for it compared to the U.S.-Mexico border. This border also makes it easier for people to cross illegally because of the lack of signs of where the border is.
Comments on:"Preparan plan temporal de regularizacíon para migrantes"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/10/18/preparan-plan-temporal-de-regularizacion-para-migrantes
The National Migration Institute has stated that starting January 9, 2017 the Temporary Migrant Regularization Program will begin in order to support undocumented immigrants who are in Mexico. In order to qualify for this they would have had to entered the country before January 9, 2015. They will be able to have legal stay and work permit.
Comments on:"We Can No Longer Turn A Blind Eye to Murders Of Transgender Women In Mexico"via The Huffington PostVisit Original: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/josa-manuel-ruiz/we-can-no-longer-turn-a-b_b_12542338.html?1476812366%3Fir=Latino+Voices§ion=us_latino-voices&utm_hp_ref=latino-voices&
3 transgender women were murdered in Mexico in the past 2 weeks. 265 transgender people have been murdered in Mexico since 1995.In Mexico trans women have the risk of being killed before turning 35. Mexico has been known for being homophobic due to the strong influence of the Catholic Church and organizations like National Front for the Family, an anti-gay marriage movement.
Comments on:"A federal judge who ruled on some of Mexico's highest profile criminal cases was gunned down in broad daylight "via Los Angeles TimesVisit Original: https://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-mexico-judge-20161018-snap-story.html
Vicente Antonio Bermudez Zacarias was a federal judge who was involved in legal rulings connected to the Ayotzinapa case, blocking the extradition of El Chapo, blocking requests from Gildaro Lopez (hit man for a drug gang), jailing Los Zetas members and a boss in the Jalisco New Generation cartel. He was shot in the head while jogging by his house and died.
Comments on:"Denuncias por filtracíon de video sobre juez asesinado "via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/10/20/denuncias-por-filtracion-de-video-sobre-juez-asesinado
The video of the judge being murdered was taken from a security camera and someone hacked into the system and leaked the video. The Council of the Federal Judiciary Council has filed an allegation of unlawful conduct because of this. They have said because of this the human rights of privacy of the widow and children are affected.
Comments on:"A Mexican police chief is finally arrested in the disappearance of 43 students. But will he talk?"via Los Angeles TimesVisit Original: https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-iguala-mexico-police-chief-missing-students-20161021-snap-story.html
The former police chief of Iguala has been arrested after 2 years. He is being detained on suspicion of organized crime and kidnapping. Mexican authorities are hoping that with his arrest they will be able to clarify facts and learn new facts about what happened that night.
Comments on:"Why Mexico is giving out half a million rape whistles to female subway riders "via Los Angeles TimesVisit Original: https://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-mexico-sexual-assault-20161017-snap-story.html
Almost half of Mexican women have experienced a form of sexual violence according to the United Nations. The UN ranks Mexico as one of the most violent countries for women. In a recent study, in the 16 countries where women ride public transit, Mexico City had the biggest problem with sexual harrassment. 64% of women said they had experienced some form of sexual violence on public transit. Mexico's subway is known for being a place where many women are targeted. To help solve the problem, the government has given rape whistles to female riders.
Comments on:"Con muerte violenta, 84 de los cuerpos de la fosa de Tetelcingo"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/08/24/con-muerte-violenta-84-de-los-cuerpos-de-la-fosa-de-tetelcingo
117 bodies in graves in Tetelcingo, Morelos. 84 out of those 117 bodies suffered violent deaths.
Comments on:"Central American migrants showing record levels of mental health problems"via The GuardianVisit Original: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/21/migrant-victims-violence-mental-health-problems
The United States' harsher immigration security has caused many Central Americans to go through dangerous routes in Mexico, which has led to a rise in mental health issues. Two thirds of migrants interviewd at shelters report at least one form of violence. MSF runs clinics in Mexico to treat these people and they report that 9/10 migrants in 2016 have showed signs of anxiety or depression.
Comments on:"Ex-Mexico state governor Javier Duarte missing amid corruption investigations "via The GuardianVisit Original: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/19/veracruz-mexico-ex-governor-javier-duarte-missing
The ex-Veracruz governor who resigned a couple of weeks ago is missing. He is wanted for illegal enrichment, embezzlement and breach of duty.
Comments on:"Formal prisión a ex mando policial de Iguala "via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/10/25/formal-prision-a-ex-mando-policial-de-iguala
The third district court in Toluca issued a detention order for formal prison for the ex police chief of Iguala who was involved in the disappearance of the 43 students.
Comments on:"7 Men Accused in Sex-Trafficking Ring in U.S. and Mexico"via The New York TimesVisit Original: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/02/nyregion/7-men-accused-in-sex-trafficking-ring-in-us-and-mexico.html?_r=0
Seven men will be charged with sex trafficking because of an organization that forced women and underage women to work in prostitution for more than a decade. The girls would first start out in Mexico where they were taken away form their families, forced to endure physical and sexual abuse, locked in apartments, forced to become prostitutes and sleep with 20-40 men a day. They were then smuggled to the United States where they also lived in apartments and were forced to work in brothels and prostitution delivery services. They were forced to give all their earnings to the traffickers and their families.
Comments on:"En horas, asesinan a seis personas en Morelos"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/11/02/en-horas-asesinan-a-seis-personas-en-morelos
6 bodies were found around two municipalities in the state of Morelos. 4 of the bodies were found in the most violent municipality of Morelos. 4 of the bodies were students from the University of Morelos.
Comments on:"Más de 12 mil quejas contra militares en 10 años: CNDH"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/11/03/mas-de-12-mil-quejas-contra-militares-en-10-anos-cndh
In the past 10 years, the National Commission of Human Rights has recieved a total of 12,000,408 complaints against the military. Some of the complaints are excessive use of force, cruel and inhumane treatement, burglary, false accusation of facts and others. 80% of the claims were for the Secretariat of National Defense and 18% were for the Navy of Mexico.
Comments on:"Asesinados, 119 periodistas en el país de 200 a la fecha"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/11/03/asesinados-119-periodistas-en-el-pais-de-2000-a-la-fecha
The National Human Rights Commission has declared that the attacks on journalists is a violation of the freedom of expression in Mexico. Since 2000 they have 119 murders of journalists recorded. From that number 12 correspond to women and 20 are disappeared since 2005.
Comments on:"INM: creció 500% la migración de africanos este año"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/11/03/inm-crecio-500-la-migracion-de-africanos-este-ano
14 years ago Africans represented 0.6% of the population. This year the National Migration Institute has reported that between January and September of last year there have been 12,000, 254 Africans.
Comments on:"Undocumented Migrants, Free Now to Visit Mexico, Face Iffy Future"via New York TimesVisit Original: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/06/world/americas/mexico-immigrants.html?_r=0
The article follows a group of undocumented students who were allowed to return to Mexico for 6 weeks under a law created by Obama. It shows how much they have missed or have forgotten since they were so little when they fled to the US.
Comments on:"Muestra el caso de los 43 carencias en seguridad y justicia"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/2016/11/07/politica/005n1pol
The Undersecretary for Human Rights of the Ministry of the Interior, Roberto Campa, has stated that the case of Ayotzinapa is an example of the issues of security and administration of justice in Mexico. He discussed the connection of his remarks with the UN High Comission for Human Rights' statement on the matter. He also discussed how a group of experts will be reopening the case again and explained what they would be doing.
Comments on:"Exhorta CNDH al diálogo en conflicto por gasducto Sonora"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/11/06/exhorta-cndh-al-dialogo-en-conflicto-por-gasoducto-sonora
The National Human Rights Commission has pushed for focus on talking about the construction of Sonora pipeline that will go through the indigenous community of Loma de Bácum. The two opposing groups have clashed which have left a person killed, 8 wounded and many vehicles burned.
Comments on:"Mexico instructs its embassy and consulates in the U.S. to increase measures to protect immigrants"via Los Angeles TimesVisit Original: https://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-mexico-immigrants-20161116-story.html
The Mexican embassy and consulates in the U.S. will now have a 24 hour hotline which will allow Mexicans in the U.S. to report harrassments and immigration raids. There will also be deportation-defense work done in at least 50 consulates. Mexico is currently strategizing how to confront a Trump presidency and this is one way by protecting its citizens in the U.S.
Comments on:"Urge CNDH a intensificar lucha por derechos de los niños"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/11/20/urge-cndh-a-intensificar-lucha-por-derechos-de-los-ninos
Even though 26 years ago, Mexico approved the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the National Human Rights Commission states there is still a lot of work to do. They said, "For this national agency rights perspective, gender and interests of children and adolescents must become the guiding principles of comprehensive public policies that promote at all three levels of government and in the decisions made about of matters affecting them"
Comments on:"En México, 600 mil denuncias de abuso sexual al año"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/11/23/en-mexico-600-mil-denuncias-de-abuso-sexual-al-ano
600,000 sexual abuse cases are reported every year in Mexico. 40% of these cases involve someone under the age of 14 and 60% involve a family member. Amnesty International has stated that in Latin America the number of girls giving birth has increased. Also in Latin America at least 40% of teenage girls have been sexually abused.
Comments on:"En los pasados tres años se duplico la cifra de feminicidios en México"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/11/24/en-los-pasados-tres-anos-se-duplico-la-cifra-de-feminicidios-en-mexico
Compared to 2001-2006, women murdered in the past three years (2013-2015) has gone from 3.5 a day to 7 a day. The National Institute of Statistics and Geography stated that the state of Mexico is where the biggest number of feminicides occurred. 406 feminicides were reported in 2015, which accounts for 17% of feminicides internationally.
Comments on:"32 bodies and nine human heads found in Mexico mass graves"via The Telegraph Visit Original: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/25/nine-human-heads-32-bodies-found-mexico-mass-graves/
32 bodies and 9 human heads have been removed from several clandestine graves in Guerrero. They were found in 17 out of the 20 pits found. Guerrero is known for being one of the most violent states in the country at the moment. Last weekend 24 people were killed and last week 12 people were kidnapped. There is a cartel turf war in the state at the moment.
Comments on:"En México y CA, 70 por ciento de niños teme a ser reclutados por el 'narco'"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/12/01/en-mexico-y-ca-70-de-ninos-teme-a-ser-reclutados-por-el-2018narco2019
In Mexico and Central America, 7 out of 10 children do not want to grow up because they fear being recruited by organized crime. Children are a prime target for drug cartels because in a time where violence is glorified and there is a lot of poverty, organized crime is the way to go for many.
Comments on:"Desaparación forzada, principal reto de México en DH: Campa"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/12/05/desaparicion-forzada-principal-reto-de-mexico-en-dh-campa
The Undersecretary for Human Rights, Roberto Campa, stated in front of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights, that forced disappearance is Mexico's biggest challenge when it comes to human rights issues. He also discussed how the country is working on legislation to combat the issue.
Comments on:"El mundo "exige la verdad" sobre Ayotzinapa: Enrique Gil Botero"via La JornadaVisit Original: https://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2016/12/05/comunidad-internacional-201cexige-la-verdad201d-sobre-ayotzinapa-enrique-gil-botero
Comments on:"Mexico Grapples With a Surge in Violence"via New York TimesVisit Original: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/world/americas/mexico-drug-war-violence-donald-trump-wall.html?_r=0
At the end of October at least 96 people have been murdered in Ciudad Juarez. Highest monthly deaths since 2012. Between January-October there have been 17,063 homicides in Mexico.
Comments on:"Goldman Prize-winning activist slain in Northen Mexico"via The Washington PostVisit Original: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/decorated-activist-slain-in-northern-mexico/2017/01/18/faef77ec-ddcc-11e6-8902-610fe486791c_story.html?utm_term=.2e5fc6174c39
The Mexican indigenous leader, Isidro Baldenegro, was shot and killed. The motives is unknown, but Baldenegro was known for his fight against illegal logging. According to Global Witness, more than 450 land activists were killed in Latin America between 2010-2014. People say killings of land activists are common in the region.