Despite AMLO’s declaration that massacres, and disappearances no longer exist…this year counts 45 so far

 Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  Source

“There
is no longer torture, disappearances, or massacres; human rights are respected
and the guilty are punished whoever they are” said the Mexican President at the National Palace.

Despite
the official discourse, the massacres in Mexico have not stopped. So far this
year there have been at least 45 cases in which, in the same act, five or more
people have been murdered in cold blood in 20 states.

The
massacres in Mexico during 2020

In
total, the massacres in Mexico have killed 320 people this year in the states
of; Guanajuato, Michoacán, Guerrero, Puebla, Durango, Zacatecas, Veracruz,
Tamaulipas, Jalisco, Baja California, Chihuahua, Morelos, Colima, Nuevo León ,
Sonora, Oaxaca, State of Mexico, Chiapas, Tabasco and San Luis Potosí.

According
to the security specialist of the World Justice Project in Mexico, Juan
Salgado, these crimes are possible mainly because impunity reigns in the
entities.

“Due
to the circumstances where these massacres occur, it is difficult to have first
respondent protocols and all the precautions, with serious expert work so that
the chain of custody can be truly protected. The big problem with this is that
it really happens in the face of the policemen, “he said.

“I
believe that much stronger support must be given to the national model of
Police, which consists of strengthening the corporations of the municipalities
because most of the resources are being given to the National Guard, but a
reform has to be made that goes from the bottom up, “he says.

A
similar count of massacres was carried out by the Causa en Común organization,
which between January and August counted 479 cases, in which it took into
account events where three or more people were murdered.

On
September 1, in his message for the Second Government Report, President Andrés
Manuel López Obrador stated that in Mexico there were no longer disappearances
or massacres.

“There
is no longer torture, disappearances or massacres; human rights are respected
and the guilty is punished whoever he is,” he said in the National Palace.