México, silenced violence



In ten years, the so-called "drug war" has left more than 150,000 murdered and nearly 40,000 missing, according to official data, although the actual figures are believed to be even worse. It does not stop the spiral. The violence began with the government of former President Felipe Calderón and deepened with the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto. 2017 has record marks, an increase in most high-impact crimes and everything indicates that at the end of the year it will be the same or worse than 2011, so far the most damaging year for Mexican society. Government and national press hide the crisis: only 15% of violent acts are reported in newspapers and newscasts, according to a study by the Center for Research and Economic Teaching (CIDE). Simulation fails to erase the pain that invades everything; relatives of the disappeared walk without pause in search of their loved ones, they are on dangerous paths. They have found about 1075 clandestine graves, how many more will there be? How many people have we lost in this war, in times of silenced violence?