Children and adolescents harassed by organized crime
This story from Diario.mxis a couple of days old, and I debated whether to post it, but forum readers may find it interesting. Shows how deep the problem runs:
Chihuahua is the state in which a greater number of children and adolescents tell of having been invited to join criminal groups, according to the results of the 2012 Infant and Juvenile Survey conducted by the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE), which sampled a total of 2,491,361 minors between the ages of 6 and 15 years of age throughout the country.
The document shows that of the total number of youths who said they had received an invitation work in a criminal organization, 17.8% live in Chihuahua, 13.6% in Baja California, 12.5% in Quintana Roo and 12.35% in Durango, the entities at the top of the list.
In the case of Chihuahua, 19% of the children between the ages of 10 and 12 said they are aware that drugs are sold near their homes, while 29% of adolescents between 13and 15 years old answered affirmatively to the same question.
Chihuahua and Durango were the states in which a greater number of children between the ages of 10 and 12 stated they knew about the sale of drugs close to their homes, while in the case of adolescents between the ages of 13 and 15, our state occupies third place, surpassed only by the Distrito Federal and Nuevo Leon.
To the question, "There are shootings and deaths around where I live? (sic)", the states with the greatest number of affirmative answers were Michoacan, Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Sinaloa, Durango, Nuevo Leon and Chihuahua, while the states in which children and adolescents reported a lower number of incidents were Yucatan, Hidalgo, Campeche, Tlaxcala and Queretaro.
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This is very interesting. I watched over the weekend on Current TV a documentary that I found riveting. I usually do not find them interesting to me as I suppose I have been exposed to so much and find american reporting on the subject silly at best. this was not. this ventured to the most impoverished colonia in juarez and spoke with the kids. BTW they all were packing heat. and all said they had no problem killing as it is simply a part of the business, and they also aspire to be hired by a large cartel. how sad that is that this is their big dream. Mexico has done this to their children of poverty.
I know I sound like a damn liberal, nope, I am a humanitarian, and most BTW in Mexico are politically conservatives. :) honestly that was a surprise to me to, libs talk the talk but walk in Bullshit.
The documentary also had a short interview wwith a sicario, who said it was difficult at first, but quickly he adjusted. He is paid 3800 Mx Pesos for a hit (i think, or 3500)
thanks for posting this. I always post things that I know may not get many views, but also know we that care about mexico must not only present the blood and gore, we must present the socialization, politics, judicial and law systems etc to give a complete picture.