”Ballot Boxes and Graves”: College of Mexico Warns of a Violent Scenario in Elections

As elections draw closer, fears of an exponential surge in violence mount. “Such high levels of violence are clouding the quality of democracy and governance in the country. In particular, electoral violence, that intentionally implemented by the perpetrators to modify both the results and the electoral processes, distorts the virtues of a democratic regime. The outlook is black and murky for the Mexican elections.’’

Narco War in Chiapas

In the first of a series of articles, Anabel Hernández takes an in-depth look at the ongoing narco war in Chiapas and some of its main players. It reads like a script for a nightmarish Netflix series but unfortunately, and often lethally, it is all to real for the inhabitants of the state.

The IGIE and the Struggle for the Truth

Eight years have passed since the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa. There has been neither truth nor justice for the parents of the 43 in that time. In the following article, La Montaña Tlachinollan Human Rights Center gives its analysis of the latest report from the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (IGIE) and the current status of the investigation.
Original version at Translated by Schools for Chiapas.

The 4T Against the Grain

“At a glance, the 4T looks more and more like a regime not of transformation, but of continuity with respect to the previous ones. It is not enough to repeat the refrain that “we are not the same” to hide a reality in which what stands out is a dynamic of militarization, concentration of power, attack on autonomous bodies, the press and rights defenders; the persistence of violence, the continuity of espionage and, as we have recently seen, the recurrence of practices of co-optation of the partisan opposition in the Congress.”

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