Published March 03, 2016
MEXICO CITY - The Organization of American States said the human rights situation in Mexico is "tragic" and that it's not all related to drug cartel violence.
The OAS panel said Wednesday that torture, impunity, excessive force and police collusion with criminals also compound to the growing distress in the country -- a statement supported by a report by the Washington-based Inter-American Human Rights Commission.
The report notes that 98 percent of crimes go unpunished in the country.
"Despite the change in administration in December 2012, in practice there have been no substantial changes with regard to security policies and the violence levels," the report said. "Of particular concern are the reports of disappearances, extrajudicial executions and torture."