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Weekly Report - 05 April 2018 (WR-18-13)

MEXICO: Reproved over human rights

Mexico’s national human rights commission (CNDH) has accused the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) government led by President Enrique Peña Nieto of allowing violence and impunity to increase in the country during its single six-year term ending in December. In its 2017 annual report, the CNDH said that despite the efforts of the Peña Nieto government the situation of human rights in Mexico remains dire as public insecurity and violence related to organised crime continue to afflict the population. The accusations are scathing for the government, not least because Peña Nieto promised to reduce the high levels of violence in Mexico resulting from the frontal war launched against organised crime. But as Peña Nieto prepares to hand over power it is becoming clear that this has not been achieved.

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