More than 500 people murdered in Mexico during Holy Week

Puerto Vallarta (PVDN) – The Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection of Mexico ( SSPC ) has reported that in the period of Holy Week, from April 1 to 7, 506 people were murdered in the country, which means that there were an average of 72 murders per day.

The number of intentional homicides in Mexico is between 500 and 550 per week, but according to the data, there is an underestimation of between 20% and 25%.

The states with the most murders during the Holy Week period have been the State of Mexico with 60 victims, Guanajuato with 55, and Michoacán with 33. None of these states are border states, where most of the blame for violence in Mexico is placed.

On Good Friday there were 67 murders, 13 of them in the State of Mexico.

Apart from these figures, the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) has reported that on April 5, together with the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR), a large number of weapons and drugs were requisitioned in a property in the state of Chiapas.

Inside they found 27 long arms, two short arms, six grenades, 1,837 cartridges, 51 chargers, 13 bags of marijuana, two bags of methamphetamine, and five vehicles.

This operation has occurred within the framework of the National Public Security Strategy and the Zero Impunity policy of the federal government.

Mexico faces significant challenges in maintaining security within its borders. The country has been plagued by drug-related violence for decades, which has caused widespread instability and contributed to a variety of security issues. Despite efforts by the government to improve security, Mexico continues to struggle with organized crime, corruption, and violence. In this article, we will explore some of the key challenges in security that Mexico faces.

Drug Trafficking

Drug trafficking is one of the biggest security challenges in Mexico. The country’s geographic location and long coastline make it a prime location for drug smuggling. Mexico is a major producer of marijuana and methamphetamine, and a significant transit point for cocaine and heroin from South America to the United States. Drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) are highly organized and have a significant amount of resources at their disposal. They are often involved in other criminal activities such as human trafficking and extortion, which further compounds the security challenges.


Corruption is another significant security challenge in Mexico. It is often linked to drug trafficking, as DTOs use their resources to bribe government officials and law enforcement. Corruption makes it difficult to root out criminal organizations and hold them accountable for their actions. It also undermines public trust in government institutions and contributes to a sense of lawlessness.

Violent Crime

Violent crime is a major issue in Mexico. The country has one of the highest homicide rates in the world, with much of the violence linked to organized crime. DTOs often use extreme violence to intimidate their rivals and control territory. This has led to widespread fear among the population and has a significant impact on the country’s social fabric. The violence also places a significant strain on the country’s law enforcement and judicial systems.


Mexico is a major transit point for migrants seeking to enter the United States. The country’s long and porous border with the US makes it a popular entry point for migrants, many of whom are seeking refuge from violence and instability in their home countries. The large numbers of migrants, combined with the limited resources of the Mexican government, make it difficult to ensure the security of the border and prevent the activities of criminal organizations.


Although Mexico has not experienced significant acts of terrorism, it is still vulnerable to attacks. The country’s economic importance, large population, and proximity to the US make it an attractive target for terrorist organizations. The government has taken steps to improve security and prevent terrorist attacks, but these efforts are complicated by the other security challenges facing the country.

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