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Weekly Report - 01 August 2019 (WR-19-30)

MEXICO: Homicides heap pressure on López Obrador

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is coming under mounting pressure eight months into his ‘sexenio’ to get a handle on violent crime. Figures released by the national public security system (SNSP) and the national statistics institute (Inegi) over the course of the last week make disturbing reading. And there is no sign of an imminent improvement as a result of measures taken by his government. In fact, far from a steady decline in intentional homicides, June saw the second highest monthly total of homicides since records began in 1997.

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