Mexico’s ability to protect migrants’ rights is one of “contrasts,” according to an independent UN human rights expert, who said that although the country has made steps towards addressing migrants’ needs, much remains to be done. In a statement issued March 15, Jorge Bustamante, who serves as Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, voiced concern over “reports of rampant impunity for instances of corruption, including bribery and extortion, violence against women, and trafficking in children. ” He also noted that “the impunity seems to be linked to abuses of power at the municipal, state and federal levels.” (UN News Service)

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