Mexican president says state was main violator of human rights
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Sunday the state had in the past been the main violator of human rights in the country, as he blamed violence and disappearances on his predecessors’ “neo-liberal” economic policies, ONAreports citing Reuters.
“There was a time in which the main violator of human rights was the state. It was the violator par excellence of human rights. That’s over,” Lopez Obrador said at an event in which his government set out plans to end disappearances in Mexico.
“I, as president, and at the same time as commander of the country’s armed forces, will never give the order to massacre, to repress the people of Mexico,” he said.
Tens of thousands of people are registered as disappeared in Mexico, where fighting between drug cartels and their clashes with security forces have been blamed for more than 200,000 deaths since late 2006.
The violence has been punctuated by mass killings, some of which have drawn international condemnation of the Mexican authorities. Most notorious was the 2014 disappearance of 43 student teachers in the southwestern city of Iguala.
The government said the youths were massacred after corrupt police handed them to a local drug gang, who incinerated their bodies. But many questions remain about the teachers’ fate, and the incident did lasting damage to the reputation of Lopez Obrador’s predecessor, Enrique Pena Nieto.
Lopez Obrador, who took office in December, has sought to present his presidency as a complete break with previous administrations, and said he would not back a policy of “an eye for an eye” that tried to tackle “violence with violence.”
Homicides have remained close to record levels since the veteran leftist took power.
The event set out plans to increase coordination between authorities, relatives and emergency services under a “national search system” designed to track down the disappeared.
Lopez Obrador said the government would spare no expense in its efforts to find the missing, and to put names on some 26,000 unidentified bodies currently in storage.
NTRC: 102 FM frequency owned by state, not under anybody’s ownership, never been proposed for sale
Vusala Mahirgizi: “APA Media Group hasn’t submitted any appeal regarding a radio frequency”
Vusala Mahirgizi: “An appeal has been addressed to law enforcement bodies in regard to persons abusing the title of APA news agency”
Baku hosts annual meeting of the World Association of Press Councils - PHOTO - UPDATED
Mobile traveling hospital starts to provide services at Bilesuvar customs border crossing station
Iraq reports four new cases of coronavirus
Azerbaijan railways conducts preventive disinfection works against coronavirus - PHOTO
Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives in Azerbaijan - UPDATED
Indonesia's capital hit by serious flooding for second time this year
MFA: Killing of SBS soldier defending Azerbaijan’s internationally recognized borders is crime
Dubai airport suspends flights with Iran, except for Tehran
"Diamed Co": Coronavirus threat does not increase syringe sales in the country
Coronavirus cases recorded in 37 countries of the world, death toll increases
Bahceli: “Turks have indelible footprints in every inch of Nagorno Garabagh”
South Korea to launch mass coronavirus testing, U.S. pledges $1 billion for vaccine
135 persons having put forward their candidacies beyond list of NAP removed from party
Siyavush Novruzov: “They achieved to carry out provocation at constituency of Huseynbala Miralamov and Hadi Rajabli”
German police confirm 18 children injured in car ramming incident in Volkmarsen
Russians from Diamond Princess cruise ship put in quarantine in Primorsky Region
Vessels of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company disinfected amid coronavirus fear
Erdogan says no agreement yet on four-way Syria summit
Lankaran RCH: Patients test negative for coronavirus
Tajikistan suspends flights to Iran amid coronavirus fears
Azerbaijani serviceman, martyred as a result of Armenian provocation, laid to rest - UPDATED
Erdogan: “Russian Delegation to visit Turkey tomorrow”
Erdogan: "Two Turkish servicemen die in Libya"
Taiwan passes $2 billion package to soften coronavirus hit to economy
Erdogan: “Azerbaijani-Turkish bilateral relations to strengthen in every field”
4.9-magnitude earthquake registered near Russia's Kamchatka peninsula
Coronavirus death toll rises to 14 in Iran
Last Soviet Union Marshal Dmitry Yazov dies at 96
Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes northwestern Iran
Some roads to be closed due to 28th anniversary of Khojaly genocide
Azerbaijan transported nearly 20 mln. barrels of oil through Turkey in January
World’s richest people lost a combined $139 billion in one day due to coronavirus scare
Price of Azeri Light oil decreases
Harvey Weinstein taken to hospital over "chest pains" after guilty verdict
Japan postpones Cup games due to coronavirus concerns
Gas prices increase on world markets
MoD: Armenia violated ceasefire 27 times throughout the day
All 16 of Vietnam's coronavirus sufferers cured
Oil prices increase again
Malaysian king to meet all lawmakers to decide the next PM
Mass events at secondary schools limited in Azerbaijan due to coronavirus - EXCLUSIVE
Turkish, UK defense chiefs discuss Idlib, Syria
Israel closes 2 Gaza strip border crossings following rocket attacks
Eleven people dead in bus crash in Southern Peru
Death toll of coronavirus in mainland China reached 2,663
Five killed, dozens injured in clashes over citizenship law in Delhi ahead of Trump-Modi talks
Kuwait suvdspends flights to and from Iraq over coronavirus fears: KUNA
World must avert 'dramatic' effects of coronavirus on health, economy: U.N.'s Guterres
Turkey arrests captain of crashed Pegasus flight in Istanbul
US provides Ukraine $1.5Mln to improve special forces training facilities
German Prosecutors view car ramming incident in Volkmarsen as attempted murder
14 years pass since establishment of the Ministry of Emergency Situations: They always come to your aid in any difficult moments - PHOTOSESSION - VIDEO
First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva attended opening ceremony of rebuilt Azerbaijan pavilion at Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy in Moscow - UPDATED
Open Doors Day and the military oath-taking ceremony were held on the occasion of the State Flag Day
An exhibition that also presents President Ilham Aliyev's photo opened in Moscow
Azerbaijani President and first lady inaugurated Koroglu Transport Exchange Center of Baku Transport Agency - UPDATED
Huawei says no impact to 5G supply from coronavirus
Head of China’s Wuhan hospital dies of coronavirus
Azerbaijan's Ministry of Health: No hospitalisation in Azerbaijan due to coronavirus