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The Wheels of Justice in Mexico Are Failing. What Can Be Done?

July 09, 2020

Leer en español MEXICO CITY – Justice is driven by a series of precise gears – if one fails, the system suffers But often it is only the consequences of such breakdowns that come into public view In Mexico, for example, 90% of crimes go unreported For those that are called in, impunity is astronomically high: 961% in local cases and 946% in federal ones In other words, of all the cases investigated by authorities, only 4%-6% reach an adequate conclusion But why Failures of the justice system are similarly palpable in levels of violence In 2019, Mexico’s homicide rate was the...

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