Mexico Records 17,439 Murders During The First Half Of 2020

(TELESUR) – The Mexican President confirmed that he will keep his security policy of not declaring war to criminal groups

Murders in Mexico during the first half of 2020 hit a new record, according to figures revealed by authorities on Monday.

During a press conference alongside President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Security Minister Alfonso Durazo said that during the firsts six months of this year there were 17,439 murders, a 1.7% increase compared to the same period last year.

The Minister remarked that although murders decreased by 2.2 percent in June, the numbers have kept “very high in absolute terms”.

“If the increase was the product of a long social process, its decrease will also be the product of a long social process,” Durazo said since the government is working on tackling poverty as one of the roots of crime.

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