TAPACHULA, Mexico – Haitians are still arriving in Mexico. But what they really want is to be allowed to reach the United States.
As president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador has defended the Cuban dictatorship so much that Cuban author Wendy Guerra posted a challenge on his Facebook page: “15 days in Cuba living like an ordinary Cuban.”
In Mexico, we complain and protest, and rightly so, when Mexican immigrants are mistreated in the United States.
This past Thursday, August 19, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the following during his morning news conference: “Jorge Ramos came around here to say that my government has the record for the most murders. False. Fortunately.”
The fascination with the Cuban dictatorship that so many Latin American politicians, including Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador,
The president of Mexico has flunked his main task: to protect the lives of Mexicans facing crime and the pandemic. That’s why journalists have the duty to question him.
In Mexico, the talk about the dead – a lot of dead – has become normal.
Dead from femicides. Dead from drug violence. Dead from the pandemic.
In honor of Nevenka, brave pioneer when no one was listening. Luisa Antonia. Cristina. Susana. Odalys. Larissa. Dulce. Jarid. The names of some of the victims of femicide in Mexico were on the metal fence protecting the National Palace, where President Andrés Manuel López Obrador works and sleeps.
Killing and dying is too easy in Mexico. Because of the violence or because of Covid-19. And the dead are so many that suddenly it seems normal when someone is murdered or dies from the Corona virus. The sad reality is that something could have been done to avert so many deaths, and it was not done.
Since Andrés Manuel López Obrador became president, 63,792 Mexicans have been murdered. There are no other details. That’s the Mexican government’s official figure on willful homicides from December 1 2018 to September 30 2020.