• Upon taking office in December 2012, President Enrique Peña Nieto acknowledged that the “war on drugs” launched by predecessor Felipe Calderón had led to serious abuses by the security forces. Yet the government has made little progress in prosecuting widespread killings, enforced disappearances, and torture committed by soldiers and police in the course of efforts to combat organized crime, including during Peña Nieto’s tenure. 

  • President Enrique Peña Nieto delivers a speech in Mexico City, September 2013.

    As you approach the end of your first year as president, I am writing to express our deep disappointment with your failure to make progress on addressing serious human rights abuses in Mexico.