One month exceeds the previous one and the next is worse: violence increases steadily in Mexico.
In ten years, the so-called “war on drug trafficking” 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.
The spiral doesn’t stop. 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?
Camera: Christian Leyva, Héctor Vivas, Jorge Fita, Miguel Tovar
Edition: Jorge Fita y Miguel Tovar
Research, production and script:: Paula Mónaco Felipe