Mexico breaks the record for murders under López Obrador

Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) came to power in December 2018 under Three sayings: the legalization of some drugs, the disarmament of large criminal gangs and eventually the establishment of the National Guard. These buildings constituted the main points of development National peace and security plan Lopez Obrador. However, a year and a half after his six-year term ended by law, the sad record of people assassinated during a presidential term was broken due to the availability of records. during government Benya’s grandson There were 157,000 casualties, in the former state of Felipe Calderon Passed 120,000 deaths, nearly double the 60,280 of the right-wing administration Vincent Fox.

As a report in El Universal newspaper explains, the number of 156,136 people murdered by murder or intentional homicide in these four and a half years has now been reached. The numbers are bloodstained, at over 30,000 annually, with October 2020 reaching 3,347 murders. On December 1, 2019, 127 deaths were recorded The most violent month and day in all of Mexican history.

Yes good Statistics tend to limit These abominable acts, the first weekend of March exceeded 238 murders. Almost half of them fell in Five Mexican states: led by Guanajuato, followed by the state of Mexico, Michoacan, Chihuahua and Nuevo León. The United States, as a neighbor to the north, included travel alerts for the Mexican states of Colima, Guerrero, Michoacan, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas, and Zacatecas.

Things got complicated when two Americans were kidnapped and killed in the city of Matamoros, in the border state of Tamaulipas, in early March. AMLO has already called for calm in September 2022, confronting journalist Jorge Ramos about the drop in the murder rate, and interpreting the downward figures indicating 28 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, which exceeds countries like Brazil or Colombia. “It is indeed the most violent government in the history of Mexico” Ramos reprimands him, while AMLO hides behind the increase of 198% compared to Calderon’s tenure due to the war against drugs, and 59% with Peña Nieto.

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AMLO’s principle during his four years in power was: Hugs not bullets. The motto is usually accompanied by phrases such as: “Peace is the fruit of justice” or “Violence cannot be met with violence, as in the United States, where there is strength in everything.” However, it reveals a Failed strategy With violent death during his government equivalent to the entire population of Tarragona or Dos Hermanas.

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