Ten women and girls killed every day in Mexico, Amnesty report says

09/21/2021

Source: The Guardian

At least 10 women and girls are murdered every day in Mexico, according to a new report that says victims’ families are often left to carry out their own homicide investigations.

The scathing report, released on Monday by Amnesty International, documents both the scale of the violence and the disturbing lack of interest on the part of Mexican authorities to prevent or solve the murders.

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Mexico’s abortion ruling could make waves beyond its borders

09/13/2021

Source: CNN

The ground literally shook on the day the Mexican Supreme Court decriminalized abortion: On September 7, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Mexican Pacific coast, rocking several states and killing one person.

It lasted about a minute. But the shockwaves sent across the region by the court’s abortion ruling will be felt for years to come.

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Mexico’s Supreme Court Greenlit Abortion. Will Doctors and Nurses Listen?

09/13/2021

Source: New York Times

As soon as the nurse found out that she had an abortion at home, Fernanda García knew she was in danger. The nurse began yelling that she was a criminal, that what she had done was wrong, that she would be sent to jail.

“She told me that they were going to report me, that I was going to face charges,” said Ms. García, who went to the hospital last month after experiencing pain and bleeding. “I’ve never felt so scared in my life.”

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Abortion Is No Longer a Crime in Mexico. But Most Women Still Can’t Get One.

09/09/2021

Source: New York Times

When the Supreme Court in Mexico issued a historic decision on Tuesday declaring that having an abortion was not a crime, activists across the country celebrated. On Wednesday, they got back to work, taking on the long and arduous process of ensuring that the legal shift applies across Mexico.

Among their top priorities are helping the women who need it most: those facing criminal penalties, often after having been reported to the authorities for trying to induce an abortion themselves under dangerous conditions.

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Mexico’s Supreme Court Votes to Decriminalize Abortion

09/08/2021

Source: New York Times

Criminalizing abortion is unconstitutional, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, setting a precedent that could lead to legalization of the procedure across this conservative Catholic country of about 130 million people.

The unanimous ruling from the nation’s top court follows years of efforts by a growing women’s movement in Mexico that has repeatedly taken to the streets of major cities to demand greater rights and protections.

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In Mexico, Veracruz becomes fourth state to allow abortion

07/21/2021

Source: Reuters

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s southeastern state of Veracruz will become the fourth state in the predominantly Roman Catholic country to clear away criminal penalties for elective abortion after lawmakers on Tuesday voted to decriminalize the procedure.

The initiative to allow abortions by choice passed in a 25-13 vote with one abstention, Veracruz’s Congress said in a statement.

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Mexico’s political parties did the minimum to meet gender parity rules. Female candidates scored big anyway.

06/14/2021

Source: The Washington Post

On June 6, voters in Mexico elected six female governors. That’s a breakthrough: Until these results, only nine women had been governors in Mexico since women got the vote in 1953.

These new female governors are the latest evidence of Mexico’s progress toward “parity in everything,” a 2019 constitutional reform requiring gender balance for all elected and appointed posts in the legislative, executive and judicial branches at the federal, state and municipal level. Yet Mexico’s political parties remain old boys’ clubs.

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Mexico City marchers on Mother’s Day demand authorities find missing children

05/10/2021

Source: The Hill

Hundreds of demonstrators marched in Mexico City on Monday to mark Mother’s Day, demanding that authorities find their missing children.

The march is an annual event that takes place every Mother’s Day in Mexico City, The Associated Press reports. According to the Mexican government, more than 80,000 people have gone missing since the drug war in Mexico began in 2006.

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Claudia Uruchurtu: MPs urge action over missing woman in Mexico

04/10/2021

Source: BBC

A group of MPs has urged the government to help in the search for an activist missing in Mexico.

Relatives of Claudia Uruchurtu, 48, who went missing after a rally two weeks ago, say witnesses saw her being grabbed and pushed into a car.

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Police brutality rattles Mexico as Derek Chauvin’s trial spurs calls for change

04/01/2021

Source: Yahoo! News

As the Derek Chauvin trial wraps its first week of testimony in the U.S., Mexico is reckoning with its own case of police brutality.

Why it matters: The death of Victoria Salazar, a Salvadoran refugee who had lived in Tulum for years, is the most recent case of Mexican law enforcement being accused of killing someone of Central American origins.

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