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AI Criticizes Lack of Enforcement When 6 out of 10 Mexican Women are Victims of Sexual Assaults

Amnesty International on Thursday denounced the impunity that prevails amid the growing violence and discrimination against women in Mexico. In a report presented to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, AI said that Mexican authorities do not protect the victims of sexual violence or guarantee that those responsible for the abuse will be brought to justice. continue reading »

Missing Indians Involved in Land Dispute Turn Up Dead in Mexico

The two Indians who disappeared over the weekend in the western Mexican state of Michoacan were found dead in a rural area outside the city of Zacapu, members of the Purepecha community told Efe. continue reading »

Mexico City Mayoral Candidate Commends “Successful” Security Model

The left-wing candidate for mayor of Mexico City, Miguel Angel Mancera, gave special importance Saturday to the "successful" security model that has managed to reduce crime in the capital even as it continues to grow in the rest of the country. continue reading »

Travel Warning Issued for U.S. Citizens in Mexico Following Arrest of Zeta Chieftan’s Brother

The arrest of Jose Trevino-Morales on money laundering charges on Tuesday, according to the New York Times has resulted in the following travel warning to Mexico. Trevino-Morales is the brother of a Zeta narco chieftan. Trevino-Morales was arrested at his Oklahoma ranch. continue reading »

U.S. Supports Mexican Activist’s Peace Caravan

Mexican poet-turned-activist Javier Sicilia has received the U.S. government's backing for his planned month-long peace caravan in that country aimed at drawing attention to drug-related violence and communicating his anti-drug war message. continue reading »

Mexican Cop’s Badge Stops Bullet Fired at Him

A Mexico City police officer survived a shooting when his badge stopped a bullet fired at him by a robbery suspect, the Federal District's Public Safety Secretariat said. continue reading »

160,000 Businesses Left Mexico in 2011 Due to Violence

More than 160,000 businesses left Mexico last year due to persistent violent crime woes, according to the president of the country's largest business group, Coparmex. continue reading »

Ahead of Elections, Many Fear Violence Against Media in Mexico Will Increase

Reporters Without Borders said Thursday after an attack on the offices of a national television network that violence against the Mexican media could increase in the lead-up to general elections this summer. continue reading »

10,000 Victims of Violence in Mexico Remain Unidentified

Nearly 10,000 bodies of victims of organized crime-related violence, including Central American and Mexican migrants, remain unidentified in Mexico, activists told the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an autonomous organ of the Organization of American States. continue reading »

6 Kidnappings a Day Occur in Mexico, Up 23% from Last Year

Mexico experienced an average of six kidnappings per day in the second half of last year, up 23.4 percent from the same period in 2010, according to the government, while an NGO said that only one abduction in 10 is even reported to police continue reading »

Journalist Gunned Down in Northern Mexico, Same Area Where 30 Oil Workers Went Missing

Raul Regulo Garza Quirino, a reporter for the La Ultima Palabra newspaper, was shot dead by several gunmen while driving in Cadereyta, a city in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, police said. continue reading »

Illinois Teen Killed in Mexico, Burned Body Found in Trunk, While Visiting Family

18-Year Old Alexis Uriel Marron of Rolling Meadows, Illinois was founded murdered inside a burned car holding the remains of two other young men in Mexico on Christmas Eve. continue reading »

Mexican Student Group Says it’s Not Behind the Murders of 5 Bodies Found Buried There

A Mexican students' association in the western city of Guadalajara has denied any involvement in the killings of five people found buried at its headquarters and said it will work with authorities to help them solve the case. "The FEG (Federation of Guadalajara Students), as an institution, has no connection to these crimes," the head of the student group, Israel Mariscal, told a radio station Friday. continue reading »

14 Rebels, 5 Soldiers Die in Clashes in Mexico

Fourteen gunmen and five soldiers were killed in three separate clashes in the northeastern state of Coahuila, Mexican authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Mexican Students Complaining About Protection Pay to Sell School Snacks Found Dead

Authorities in the western Mexican state of Jalisco said the bodies of five people have been discovered at a student group's headquarters in Guadalajara, three of whom have been identified as students missing since last week. continue reading »

X Factor Nicole Scherzinger Held At Gunpoint in Mexico

Nicole Scherzinger and a few X Factor crew members got a giant scare while in Mexico, when a gang of heavily armed men held them at gunpoint for no particular reason. continue reading »