On the night of August 11th, a person armed with a knife entered a Catholic Church in Saint Luis Potosí church in Mexico during the celebration of Holy Mass where he tried to decapitate a nun with a knife and used abusive language.
A bishop in the Mexican state of Guerrero, notorious for its narcotics production and drug traffickers, has developed his own way of dealing with cartels – by negotiating. Local communities frequently suffer because of the conflicts between rival gangs. In 2017, there were seven murders per day in the state.
Christian families living in the state of Hidalgo are under threat; their fundamental rights are in danger.
Mexico got off to a flying start in the World Cup. They were victorious over Germany and in the second round they triumphed over South Korea. However, after the celebrations, the Mexican Football Federation was fined ten thousand Swiss Francs by FIFA because of the homophobic jeering of their supporters. It would seem that in the stands, Mexico has had less success than on the football pitch; the same is true about its human rights policies.