Mexico registered historical records of violence and impunity with AMLO, warned HRW


Despite the fact that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has assured that “hugs, not bullets” is his government’s security policy, Human Rights Watch (HRW) expressed concern about the high levels of violence and impunity that currently prevail in Mexico.

And it is that in its “World Report 2023: Trends of rights in Mexico”, the non-governmental human rights organization pointed out that under the AMLO mandate, 28 homicides are registered in the country for every 100,000 inhabitants, which represents a record historical.

He even stressed that close to 90% of crimes are not reported, a third of those reported are never investigated and only 16% of those that are investigated are resolved in pre-trial agreements or in court, according to data taken from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI).

“The authorities clarified just over 1% of all crimes committed in 2021”

He specified that the most serious cases are those of disappearances, with more than 36,000 disappeared during the term of López Obrador, who came to power since December 2018. It is worth mentioning that these cases are very rarely investigated.

The report also highlighted that Mexico is one of the “most dangerous countries in the world for journalists and human rights defenders.”

“While authorities often attribute this violence to criminal cartels, most crimes go uninvestigated and those responsible are never identified or prosecuted”

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