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25 Jun 2014 description

According to the “Stop Kidnapping” association, every three hours a person is abducted in Mexico. The cases registered on a national level between 1 December 2012 and 31 May 2014 are 4,383.

The spokeswoman of the association, Miranda de Wallace, specified that on average there are 243 kidnapping cases each month in the nation, 60 per week and 8 per day. In this context, last May alone 220 kidnappings were reported, marking a 7% increase in respect to the previous month.

22 Feb 2012 description

The victims for “malnutrition” recorded in Mexico between 2001 and 2010 are in total 85,343, while, in the same period the deaths caused by violence linked to drug trafficking were 49,804, according to official data presented in a report prepared by the Centre for Studies and Investigation development and social welfare (CEIDAS), based on figures provided by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegia), the Attorney General and the Chamber of Deputies.

15 Feb 2012 description

The worst drought in 70 years continues to affect 22 of Mexico’s 32 states, where a 40% drop in farm production is expected that over the months will inevitably lead to a food shortage. The alert was given by the National Farmers Confederation (CNC), which judged the aid pledged by the government of President Felipe Calderón to mitigate the consequences of a lack of rainfall for the past 9 months as insufficient.

10 Jan 2012 description

At least 600,000 families have lost homes and crops in 2011 due to an unusual combination of floods, drought and cold temperatures in various regions of Mexico.

10 Jul 2008 description

At least 16 people were killed and 20,000 have suffered severe damages, based on a first toll of the rain season that began in June in Mexico provided by the 'Comisión nacional de Agua' (Conagua - National Water Commission). According to the commission, the cause of the deaths is 'the high vulnerability of many Mexican cities, where many live in steep areas along slopes'. 'We cannot continue with this disorderly model of urban growth.