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Weekly Report - 17 April 2019 (WR-19-15)

MEXICO: López Obrador chastised over persistent violence

“Insecurity and corruption have become the two main battles for the new government and society; however, it seems that the actions taken so far are not enough”. This is the damming verdict of Mexico’s Catholic archdiocese on the efforts by the government led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to reduce violence and improve public security. The criticism from the archdiocese comes on top of that from the local media, which continues to point out that, contrary to López Obrador’s assertions, official data shows that violence is still on the rise and Mexico looks set to break yet another record for homicides this year.

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