mexico state


Emergency measures haven’t slowed rising violence against women in Mexico State

One year on from the declaration of a “gender alert,” things are looking as bad, or even worse, for women in Mexico’s most populated state.
Alan Hernandez

After years of decline, Mexico's murder rate is heading back to peak drug war levels

Renewed cartel violence in the first half of this year pushed up Mexico's murder rate by about 15 percent.
Nathaniel Janowitz

Pregnant Women Are the Latest Victims of Mexico’s Femicide Crisis

Six pregnant women have been murdered or disappeared in the last two years in the state of Puebla, attracting attention to its status as the latest hotspot in a wave of extreme violence directed against women in Mexico.
Andalusia Knoll

The Pope Tells Mexicans to Open Their Eyes to Injustice

Pope Francis has had some harsh words for Mexico's political and church establishment in the first two days of his six-day visit to the world's second most populous country that is beset by social and security woes.
Jo Tuckman

Murdered in Mexico State: The Silent Epidemic of Women Killings in Mexico

Every official in Mexico who bears any responsibility for the scores of cases of missing or murdered women in the core of the country simply refuse to acknowledge the crisis of femicides in Edomex.
Rafael Castillo

All Female Murders Must be Seen as Possible Femicides, Rules Mexico Supreme Court

The justices decided that all murders of women should be considered possible femicides, in a landmark ruling over the 2010 murder of 29-year-old Mariana Lima Buendia.
Daniel Hernandez

Word of Bodies in Canal Stirs Outrage Over Mexico's Mass Graves and Missing

A Mexican congressman claims 46 bodies have been pulled from the shallow canal in Ecatepec — a sprawling suburb of Mexico City.
John Holman