February 25, 2015
Fox News, 2/25/2015
Protesters drove a bus into police lines in the Pacific coast resort of Acapulco, injuring at least seven officers, according to Mexican federal officials.
The Interior Department said that five protesters also were injured in the confrontation Tuesday evening, which came after thousands of protesters had tried to block entrances to the Acapulco airport, prompting police to ferry tourists to the terminal in trucks.
February 20, 2015
By Mark Stevenson and E. Eduardo Castillo, 2/19/2015
Protests in the southern state of Guerrero around the disappearance of 43 students have meant regular blockades and attacks and robberies of vehicles delivering everything from milk to snacks in recent months.
But the conflict reached a new level late Wednesday when protesters temporarily detained employees of Coca-Cola Co., igniting anger in a business sector already frustrated by struggles to operate in the social turmoil.
February 5, 2015
2/5/2015 InSight Crime
According to numbers kept by Mexico‘s government, abductions dropped 17 percent last year, although the numbers kept by a kidnapping watchdog group say otherwise.
Data released by the Mexican government show there were 1,394 kidnappings reported in 2014, a drop from 2013, which saw the highest number of reported abductions in a 17-year period.
February 3, 2015
By Christopher Sherman, 2/2/2015
Mexico has made a priority of passing laws against forced disappearances and perfecting a database to track missing people, the country’s permanent representative to the U.N. in Geneva said Monday.
Mexico’s delegation faced the first of two days of questions from the U.N. Committee on Enforced Disappearances, which is monitoring implementation of the 2006 International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance.
February 3, 2015
By UN News Centre, 2/2/2015
The head of the United Nations agency mandated to defend press freedom today denounced the assassination of Moisés Sánchez Cerezo, a Mexican journalist recently found murdered weeks after his disappearance, and Kenji Goto, a Japanese freelancer killed by Islamist extremists in Syria.
“His killing is an unacceptable attack on journalism, a profession that embodies the right of freedom of expression, which is indispensable to democracy,” lamented Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in a press release issued earlier today.