Mexico suffering from ‘serious crisis of violence and impunity’, report says

mexican army3/2/2016 The Guardian

Too many crimes, including torture, disappearances and killings, go uninvestigated in Mexico, which is suffering a “serious crisis of violence and impunity”, according to the Inter-American Human Rights Commission (IACHR).

In a new report, the IACHR highlighted repeated failures to get to the bottom ofsome 27,000 disappearances registered in Mexico as of 2015, as well abuses of power by police and the armed forces in the fight against the country’s drug gangs.

The report, which also acknowledged that Mexico has made progress on judicial reforms, followed a government announcement this week about the deaths of five young Mexicans targeted by suspected gang henchmen.

Their remains were ground up after they were mistaken for members of a rival cartel in the eastern state of Veracruz.

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