According to official data of 2017 was a record number of murders in Mexico over 20 years of relevant statistics. About this reports Deutsche Welle.
“Only eleven months of this year, the country recorded 23101 murder, whereas for 2011 the relevant proceedings were 22409″, – noted in the Ministry of internal Affairs of Mexico.
The wave of violence in Mexico has intensified over the past decade, once in 2006 former President Felipe Calderon declared war on drug traffickers. Since then, drug-related crimes killed about 190 thousand people.
“Unrest was in Mexico on Christmas eve: December 19, in the state of Veracruz shot an unknown journalist Gumar Perez, who attended the festive event at the school his son”, – stated in the sooobschenie.
The local Prosecutor’s office in an official statement suggested that Perez was involved with organized crime, and the murder was organized by the gang.
The inter-American Union of the press expressed their outrage over the incident and concern “the number of deaths in a year of journalists”, as well as the impunity of criminals. According to Reporters without borders, for the last year in Mexico killed 11 journalists.
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