Category Archives: Mexico

A world free from torture: Imagine that.

We have that world clearly in our sights. Amnesty has campaigned to stop torture for over 50 years, and we are not giving up. Because torture is never, ever justified. It is barbaric and inhumane. As our timeline on pages … Continue reading

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Standing up to the torturers, together

As Amnesty’s new Stop Torture campaign launches worldwide, our Secretary General, Salil Shetty, describes his inspirational meeting with torture survivor Claudia Medina. “I am here to ask for your help,” said Claudia Medina when I met her in Mexico earlier … Continue reading

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Mexico: First they came for the human rights defenders and journalists. Who will speak out?

Death is an occupational hazard for human rights defenders and journalists in Mexico, where more than 100 have been killed or disappeared in recent years. Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, met some of their brave colleagues on his recent … Continue reading

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The long and winding road for migrants in Mexico

By Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General The scrublands and desert in Mexico’s northern state of Coahuila are the last stop for Central American migrants before attempting to cross the border into the USA. By the time they reach Saltillo, … Continue reading

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Looking Into the Shadows for Mexico’s Disappeared

By Salil Shetty, Secretary General at Amnesty International. The last day Luisa’s son was seen alive was last year, around midday, as he was getting out of his car in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. Three men were seen … Continue reading

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