Category Archives: Mexico

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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New year, new conversations

Even the most intimate areas of our lives touch on our human rights. In WIRE, read the compelling stories of women, men and children who have experienced this personally. Discussing sexual and reproductive rights can be difficult: we hope you … Continue reading

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Caravan of hope challenges the Mexican authorities’ neglect

“I want to believe that Álvaro is still alive. His dad often dreams about him and sees him working on a farm.” By Mariano Machain from Amnesty’s Mexico team. This month, a caravan of 44 Central American mothers has toured … Continue reading

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