5 November 2013 | Sebastián Albuja , Steve Hege

Criminal violence and internal displacement in Mexico: evidence, perception and challenges

In recent years, Mexico has witnessed a dramatic increase in the number of homicides, threats, disappearances, extortions, attacks on civilians, journalists, public officials, human rights advocates, and deaths of bystanders. In the context of increased violence and impunity, hundreds of families have been displaced inside Mexico and across its borders.


Available information suggests that wherever there have been critical outbursts of violence, there has been a breakdown of the traditional social order followed by internal displacement.

This video present evidence of violence-induced internal displacement, the ways in which both society and the government addressed it, and the challenges ahead for Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration.

Video thanks to the Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.


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