Headlines from Mexico

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1. Experts from Chile, Guatemala, Colombia and Spain will travel to Mexico in March to help with the investigations taking place in Guerrero. Experts were appointed by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Thursday, February 12th.

Read More: El Universal, La Jornada

2. The Committee on Enforced Disappearances stated the 43 students missing from the Teachers Training School illustrate the challenges by the Mexican state to prevent, investigate and punish enforced disappearances.  The UN asked that the Mexican government find all those who have been subjected to enforced disappearances.

Read More: El Universal, La Jornada

3. A total of 32 people in the United States and Mexico are responsible for running a multi-state money laundering scheme ($100 million). The laundering activities took place throughout Illinois, California, Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Texas and North Carolina.

Read More: El Universal

4. According to data from the Executive Secretariat of the National Safety System crime rates in the state of Tamaulipas have returned to the levels registered during the Felipe Calderon administration. Murders increased by 30% and sex crimes increased by 10% from 2013 to 2014. Kidnapping has been increasing within the last 5 years.

Read More: El Universal

5. This upcoming February 19th will be the Mexican military’s 101st Anniversary. Many are encouraging a discussion and reflection on the current status of the military after such cases as Tlatlaya.

Read More: La Jornada

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