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Mexico: Violence and Opacity under Peña Nieto

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Expand A policeman watches a covered body at a suspected drug-related execution on March 2, 2012 in Acapulco, Mexico.  © 2012 John Moore/Getty Images This article was originally published in the newspaper El Universal in Mexico. It is the second in a series produced by Human Rights Watch evaluating the human rights record of President Enrique Peña Nieto. The most remarkable—and remarked upon—fact about Mexico’s “drug war” is the staggering number of homicides in the country. Indeed, according to official figures, more than 240,000 people have been killed since this “war” began in 2006.  Less…

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