Mexico
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Overview

Violence increased throughout Mexico. The armed forces continued to undertake regular policing functions. Human rights defenders and journalists were threatened, attacked and killed; digital attacks and surveillance were particularly common. Widespread arbitrary detentions continued to lead to torture and other ill-treatment, enforced disappearances and extrajudicial executions. Impunity persisted for human rights violations and crimes under international law. Mexico received a record number of asylum claims, mostly from nationals of El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Venezuela. Violence against women remained a major concern; new data showed that two thirds of women had experienced gender-based violence during their lives. The rights to housing and education were compromised by two major earthquakes.

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Death penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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Section office

Av. Dr. José María Vértiz No. 1196, col. Letrán Valle, C.P., 03650, Alcaldía Benito Juárez, MEXICO DF

Phone

0052 55 88 80 57 34

Fax

00525555366776

Email

info@amnistia.org.mx

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