The MexicoBlog of the Americas Program, a fiscally sponsored program of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), is written by Laura Carlsen. I monitor and analyze international press on Mexico, with a focus on security, immigration, human rights and social movements for peace and justice, from a feminist perspective. And sometimes I simply muse.
Oct 2, 2017
Mexican Government Censored Reports on Earthquake, NGO Claims
The NGO Article 19, based in London, which defends freedom of expression and the right to information, accused the Mexican government on Friday of concealment and censorship in its reports on the earthquake of Sept. 19.
In an extensive analysis, Article 19 concluded that the state “customarily deploys a policy of concealment and censorship,” and that in the case of the magnitude-7.1 earthquake was neither proactive nor efficient.