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The General Prosecutor’s Office of Jalisco reported that they are investigating the homicides of five homeless people in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara. The homicides have occurred from October 18 to 24, all with several similarities: the victims are attacked while they sleep and are defenseless; as a weapon, a rock weighing more than five...
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The cases of dengue in Jalisco have doubled compared to last year. In the first week of October 2017 there were 568 infections, during the same period of 2018 there were 1,023 cases reported. The Secretary of State Health, Alfonso Petersen Farah, indicated that this season is the most complicated in terms of the risk...
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Bodies line popular Caleta Beach in Mexico
It’s a stunning resort town once frequented by the rich and famous, but these days it’s become the scene of unimaginable horror time and time again. The latest incident saw two men murdered on Caleta Beach in Mexico’s Acapulco region, but such scenes of bloodshed are becoming so mundane here that tourists barely batted an...
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74.9% of Mexicans feel insecure in the place where they live. The cities where more than 90% of its inhabitants feel in greatest danger are Ecatepec, Villahermosa, Reynosa, Cancún, Fresnillo, and Tapachula, according to the National Survey of Urban Public Safety (ENSU), conducted by INEGI. The measurement, taken in the first half of September 2018,...
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Although in Puerto Vallarta and neighboring municipalities there are around 400 wild crocodiles distributed in different bodies of water, there is no preventive management plan for this type of reptile. For this reason, the coordinator of the University Center of the Coast Sur (CUCSur), Pablo Hernández Hurtado, urged the authorities to implement a plan in...
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Mexico’s president-elect is promising to increase the size of the federal police and military by 50,000 members, expanding the forces by one-sixth. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he will personally oversee an effort to “pacify” the violence plaguing the country. Lopez Obrador said Wednesday that he doesn’t like the word “recruitment,” but instead would try...
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A community-focused policing program that has produced positive results in one of Mexico’s most violent states suggests that alternative forms of policing could be a way forward to quell rising violence, but the question remains: can they help tackle organized crime? Under the program — which was established in 2015 in Morelia, the capital city...
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Mexico’s President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Sunday that he would consider legalizing certain drugs as part of a broader strategy to fight poverty and crime. Speaking in the state of Zacatecas, Lopez Obrador said that a recent proposal from the country’s defense minister, who backed legalization of opium for medicinal use, was important...
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Mexico’s defense minister said on Friday legalizing opium for medicinal use could contain violence caused by drug gangs fighting over poppy fields and trafficking routes in the country’s southwest. Defense Minister General Salvador Cienfuegos spoke to reporters during a visit to the town of Teloloapan in the crime-ridden state of Guerrero, where much of the...
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Police said Friday they have detained a couple on the outskirts of Mexico City on suspicion they may have killed as many as 10 women and sold a dead woman’s baby. Officers had placed the couple under surveillance and caught them coming out of a house with a baby carriage on Thursday. Inside the carriage,...
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Police are warning people about a new scam threatening immigrants or people from Mexico with graphic videos. A Pasco, Washington man received a gruesome video of three men getting stabbed to death on WhatsApp then threats saying that if he didn’t send money it would be him in the next video. The man contacted Pasco...
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Oil theft is becoming one of Mexico’s most lucrative criminal businesses Violent battles between rival criminal groups vying for control over Mexico’s lucrative oil theft business left more than 50 people dead over the span of five days, highlighting the deadly consequences of the trade’s emergence as one of the country’s most prized illicit economies....
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Tending Deep Wounds in Mexico
Those who make their way through Guatemala and into Mexico do not find any guarantee of safety. As the number of people fleeing violence and poverty in the Northern Triangle grows, the Mexican government has clamped down on the country’s southern border, with support from the US. Police and military surveillance and law enforcement, coupled...
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Mexico: Over 9,000 Children Disappeared Amid Violent Security Policy
Since 1995 over 9,000 children in Mexico have disappeared, the country’s ombudsman Luis Raul Gonzalez announced Wednesday during the 3rd National Conference on the Rights of Children and Adolescents. Almost 5,000 disappeared during the 6-year government of Enrique Peña Nieto. Sandra Mejia, of the Network for the Rights of Children in Mexico (Redim), said that...
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Sources from the Jalisco Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that after an armed confrontation in the town of Ajijic, in Chapala, five people were arrested who were allegedly part of a gang of kidnappers who operated in the Ciénega de Jalisco area. An operation was set up in a hotel located in the area, where the payment...
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