Tag 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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Tlatelolco and the long shadow of impunity

By Javier Zúñiga, Special Adviser to Amnesty International It was starting to get dark as I was staring into the crowd from an avenue overlooking the square. “The army! The army!” people began to shout from the nearby buildings. Then … Continue reading

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