Amnesty International sounds the alarm over Mexico torture
Mexico has seen a severe increase in the number of torture cases in the past few years. Complaints received by the National Human Rights Commission in Mexico increased by more than 400% from 2007 to 2011, up to nearly 1700 cases last year. The outgoing government has strived to tackle organised crime over its five-year term, but bringing in measures to safeguard the civilian population has fallen by the wayside.
As diplomats from across the Americas step up efforts to resolve the standoff between interim leader Roberto Micheletti and ousted President Manuel Zelaya, Honduran media have made it clear who they are rooting for.