Amnesty International Presents Concerns About Mexico's Current State Of Human Rights

By Rodrigo Cervantes
Published: Monday, April 26, 2021 - 5:05am
Updated: Monday, April 26, 2021 - 7:56am

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MEXICO CITY — The human rights nonprofit Amnesty International recently presented its 2020 report in which Mexico shows an alarming development. According to the report, impunity, austerity, indifference and the deployment of the armed forces are becoming increasing worrisome.  

The report warns that the current government has deployed a greater number of military personnel than the previous two administrations without enough regulating mechanisms.

Amnesty International says migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers face arbitrary detentions, abductions, assault and murder.

The report says Mexico’s austerity measures have brought significant budget cuts to protect minorities and women. Violence against women increased, but President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has downplayed the problem.

The organization says the president has stigmatized human rights defenders and media workers, who are continuously threatened, harassed and attacked.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador
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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador addressing the National Guard.

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