The government’s tally of murders, the vast majority of which it links to organized crime, rose to 14,549 for the first eight months of 2016, an 18% increase over the same period a year earlier. In August alone, there were 2,147 homicides, the highest toll for any month since President Enrique Peña Nieto took office at… Continue reading Mexico Grapples With a Rise in Killings
Mexico has never been an Olympic power. But a dearth of medals as the Rio Olympics near their end has sparked anger and recriminations at home.
The number of homicides in Mexico increased slightly in 2015, rising for the first time in four years, according to preliminary data released by the National Statistics Institute.