Gender-based killings in Mexico have sparked mass protests, with activists blaming the government for an anemic response.
The Olimpia law, though it is actually a modification to an existing law on women’s right to a life free of violence, the amendment is one of few legal initiatives in Mexico with grassroots origins.
Osea Giuntella, Matthias Rieger, Lorenzo Rotunno
Last June, Mexico elected new governors in twelve of its thirty-one states. As millions of voters went to the urns, corruption was a top concern (along with insecurity). Eight states saw the incumbent party kicked out; in four—Veracruz, Quintana Roo, Chihuahua, and Durango—the PRI lost for the first time in the party’s history.
Once a calm place, today Colima is at the centre of the drug war where cartels battle over key smuggling routes.