High impact crimes in Rosarito are viewed as challenge to the police by criminals

Translated by Fulano from an article in Ecos de Rosarito

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The latest violent events against Rosarito citizens, based upon the level of violence the criminals are using to murder their victims and and impunity in committing those murders in broad daylight in heavily transited areas, are viewed as a challenge to police authority.

Some Rosarito residents have conjectured that these latest crimes — the Popotla leader, the director of the taxi guild in Primo Tapia and his companion in broad daylight and in front of the state and municipal government buildings, as well as the rage and spectacle of decapitating and dismembering a body and tossing the remains in central locations emblematic of Rosarito — represent a challenge by organized crime against the adviser on public safety for Rosarito, Julián Leyzaola, and the new police chief Lt. Adrián Hernández Pérez.

In spite of the last changes made by Mayor Mirna Rincón Vargas of the commanders, they bemoan the fact that the murders, far from decreasing, have been increasing. This has brought the attention of the news media and citizens for the manner in which these crimes are being committed.

On the other hand, citizens are questioning the work by the state Attorney General to solve murders in general, but above all the murders of those people who have left their mark on the community for their work. This is in reference to Daney Angulo Sánchez, Liciano Rivera Delgado, Luis Sánchez Cabral and Victor Loza Bazán, among others.

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Indigenous women in Mexico have limited access to health services

Translated by Fulano from an article in JornadaBC.mx

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Mexico City, September 8, 2017 – Affiliation with health services does not assure an effective access for indigenous women. For this reason, that sector of the population has twice to risk of dying from preventable illnesses than the rest of the women in Mexico.

This happens because in these communities health care services are not available, lack the quality needed, or lack the capacity to resolve, and this represents a violation of the rights to health for this population. Other factors are low education levels and poor housing conditions.

This was the conclusion of the report, “The Right of Healthcare for Indigenous Women in Mexico.” This was a national analysis of cases from the perspective of human rights prepared jointly by the National Commission for Human Rights and the Center for Investigation and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology.

Diabetes and cirrhosis, both preventable illnesses, are the first and second causes of death for women who live in indigenous municipalities. The gaps in health are most evident in maternal mortality rates, as indigenous women have twice the death rate during pregnancy, child birth or postpartum, when compared to women who do not live in these communities. Among the women of the Sierra Tarahumara, in Chihuahua, they have four times the risk of death from these causes.

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