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About Olivier Acuña

Olivier Acuña is a veteran Mexican journalist who has covered corruption, politics and organised crime in México for more than two decades. Due to his work, he was kidnapped, tortured and falsely accused of a crime, for which he served a 28-month prison sentence. In 2008, he was cleared of all the charges and released, but due to ongoing fears for his safety and that of his family, he was forced into exile. He is currently living in the United Kingdom.

 

Articles by Olivier Acuña

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The crude reality of México that only the murdered and tortured know

“In Mexico City, about 88% feel unsafe when away from home no matter what time of day it is. In the internationally-renowned Mexican resort city Acapulco, 86 percent feel insecure.” Spanish

La cruda realidad de México que solo los asesinados y torturados conocen

México es un país donde hoy el Estado de derecho se aplica sólo a aquellos que pueden pagarlo. Como señaló recientemente el Relator Especial de Naciones Unidas sobre la Tortura, el 98% de los crímenes en México permanecen impunes. English

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