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Mexico breaks violence record in first quarter of 2019

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:42 AM

Mexico's Executive Secretariat of the Public Security National System says the 8,493 murders recorded from January to March represents a 9.6% rise on the same period in 2018

Forensic experts and investigators of the prosecution office work at the crime scene next to a man's corpse in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on April 20, 2019. Violence in Mexico, besieged by bloodthirsty drug cartels that also engage in fuel theft, extortion and kidnapping, reached a new record during the first quarter of 2019 with 8,493 murders, according to official figures released on the weekend of April 20-21. HERIKA MARTINEZ / AFP

133 politicians murdered ahead of Mexico elections – study

Jun 29, 2018 - 11:01 AM

The victims include 48 candidates running for office – 28 who are killed during the primary campaigns and 20 during the general election campaign, says Etellekt

VIOLENCE. Relatives grieve next to the coffin of mayoral candidate and member of the National Regeneration Movement Party (MORENA), Jose Remedios Aguirre, during his funeral in Apaseo El Alto, Guanajuato, Mexico, on May 12, 2018. File photo by Gustavo Becerra/AFP

Journalists bear invisible scars of Mexico's drug war

Jun 13, 2017 - 10:20 AM

Many Mexican crime reporters suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as they either bear daily witness to violence or experience it themselves

Journalists protest against violence during the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the murder of Mexican journalist Manuel Buendia at the Angel de la Independencia monument in Mexico City on 30 May, 2017.  Mexico ranks third in the world for the number of journalists killed, after Syria and Afghanistan, according to the media rights group Reporters Without Borders (RSF). / AFP PHOTO / ALFREDO ESTRELLA

Mexican police find 49 mutilated bodies

May 14, 2012 - 9:08 AM

Mexican police said Sunday May 13 they had found the dumped and decapitated bodies of 49 people probably killed in drug violence