Mexico

Targeted Groups
Perpetrators
Alert Status
Genocide Stage(s)
  • Women

  • Politicians

  • Journalists

  • Activists

  • Organized crime groups

  • Corrupt officials

  • Police

Emergency
Stage 8: Persecution
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Country Overview

CIA World Factbook

Details

In regions controlled by organized crime groups (OCGs) or regions where cartel territorial control is highly contested (usually key corridors for illicit trades), OCGs have systematically threatened, attacked, and killed journalists, activists, security servicemen, and politicians who challenge or criticize their authority.

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Page last updated:
7/31/21

Resources

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Mexico elections preceded by spike in political killings

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High-Profile Criminal Violence: Why Drug Cartels Murder Government Officials and Party Candidates in Mexico

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Murder in Mexico: are journalists victims of general violence or targeted political violence?