mexico

alert status : Genocide alert

 

Genocide stage:

5- organization

Affected groups:

  • government supporters

 

Current situation:

  • drug cartels are clashing with government supporters

Developments

The culture of the Lacandons in the Mexican jungle is dying out. In an interview, photographer Martin Engelmann and journalist and filmmaker Katja Döhne talk about how rapidly the lives of the descendants of the Maya are changing.

Maya Lacandons in Mexico (Photo Credit: Martin Engelmann)

Interview Conducted By Anna Behrend

March 28, 2018  01:17 PM

Adventurous travel, unforgettable encounters, anecdotes and impressions from foreign...

The young Mexican photographer Edgar Daniel Esqueda Castro was abducted yesterday, on October 5th, in his home in the city of San Luis Potosi. His dead body was found this morning, the day after his abduction. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Mexican judicial authorities to quickly identify those responsible for this shocking murder.

The Special Prosecutor’s Office for Crimes against Freedom of Expression (FEADLE) c...

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the threatening messages left for four Mexican journalists in the past week that warned them to stop their outspoken reporting. This barbaric behaviour has again confirmed that Mexico’s journalists are in desperate need of protection.

The four journalists targeted by the threats are based in Tabasco, Quintana Roo and Michoacán, states with particularly high levels of organized crime and...

MEXICO CITY — Faced with a wave of deadly attacks against journalists, the president of Mexico has vowed to take concrete steps to ensure the safety of journalists in his country, including removing the lead prosecutor responsible for investigating crimes against the freedom of expression.

Last year, 11 Mexican journalists were killed, the most in more than a decade, and several more murders have already been recorded in 2017....

Young boys and elders head to the Mezcala hills to talk about the importance of their heritage and resisting displacement. Photograph: Duncan Tucker for the Guardian

Machetes in hand, the indigenous Cocas are climbing the steep scrubby hills that overlook their territory. Young boys climb alongside elders while a trusty donkey carries their camping equipment. Other groups man outposts beside the entrances to Mezcala, the lakesi...

The world is entering its most dangerous chapter in decades. The sharp uptick in war over recent years is outstripping our ability to cope with the consequences. From the global refugee crisis to the spread of terrorism, our collective failure to resolve conflict is giving birth to new threats and emergencies. Even in peaceful societies, the politics of fear is leading to dangerous polarization and demagoguery.

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