Mexico

New tax rules impact civil society in Mexico

On 27th October 2021, Indigenous forest defender Irma Galindo Barrios went missing, reportedly after attending a protest in Mexico City. According to IM-Defensoras, she was meant to attend a conference of the Mechanism to Protect Human Rights Defenders and Journalists in the capital, but never arrived. Read more

New tax rules impact civil society in Mexico

Mexico: Frustration with government takes people to the streets

On 29th August 2021 in Chiapas, members of a teachers’ union blocked President López Obrador’s vehicle on his way to deliver his daily televised news conference. Members of the Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (National Coordinator of Education Workers - CNTE) wanted to speak directly to the president about employment issues including remuneration, working conditions and recruitment. Read more

Mexico: Frustration with government takes people to the streets

Mexico: wave of killings of journalists, environmental and Indigenous rights defenders

On 12th June 2021, Yaqui Indigenous leader and environmental defender Luis Urbano Domínguez was shot and killed as he exited a bank in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora. Read more  |  Read in Spanish

Mexico: wave of killings of journalists, environmental and Indigenous rights defenders

Conviction of perpetrators in the killings of journalists Miroslava Breach and Javier Valdez

On 8th June 2021, a federal judge in Culiacán, Sinaloa, convicted Juan Francisco Picos Barrueta, known as “El Quillo,” for his role in the murder of journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas in 2017. Read more

Conviction of perpetrators in the killings of journalists Miroslava Breach and Javier Valdez

World Press Freedom Day in Mexico marked by killing of journalist

On World Press Freedom Day, 3rd May 2021, independent reporter Benjamín Morales was found dead with gunshot wounds in Sonoyta, Sonora state. Local outlets reported that police said “a message” had been left with the journalist’s body, but its contents were not disclosed. Read more

World Press Freedom Day in Mexico marked by killing of journalist

Bill to regulate social media threatens freedom of expression in Mexico

At the beginning of February 2021, Mexico’s Senate majority leader presented a bill to regulate social media platforms, which could constrain freedom of expression in the country. Read more  |  Read in Spanish

Bill to regulate social media threatens freedom of expression in Mexico

Journalist killed covering crime scene and several others threatened in Mexico

On 9th December 2020, Jaime Daniel Castaño Zacarías, a photojournalist and editor of PrensaLibreMx, was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen after he photographed two dead bodies found on the side of a highway in Jerez, Zacatecas state. Read more

Journalist killed covering crime scene and several others threatened in Mexico

Enforced disappearance during Guadalajara protest and two journalists at severe risk

In the beginning of June 2020, hundreds of people joined protests against police brutality and demanded justice for Giovanni López, a man who was detained and died the next day from a head injury. Read more  |  Read in Spanish

Enforced disappearance during Guadalajara protest and two journalists at severe risk