Migrant Groups Demand the Resignation of Jalisco Governor Due to Violence
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November 1, 2022

The overflow of violence in Jalisco motivated associations of Mexican migrants in the United States to join the demand for the resignation of Jalisco’s Governor Enrique Alfaro, as well as the mayor of Guadalajara, Pablo Lemus.

The Migrant Movement, the Mexicans established in California, and the Council of Migrant Federations of Jalisco, which on October 23 sent a letter to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to express their concern about the violent events in the streets with the absence of authorities protecting the public.

“Because of the repeated demonstrations of incapacity, impudence, and even probable complicity in the face of the wave of violence in Jalisco,” the aforementioned organizations asked President López Obrador to, through legal channels, revoke the position of Enrique Alfaro and Pablo Lemus, who, they accuse, have abandoned their responsibilities.

The violence in Jalisco is reflected in the data from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System. During 2022, 20,722 homicides have been registered on a national scale, but most are concentrated in 50 municipalities in the country, considered to be priorities, including six in the state governed by Enrique Alfaro: Tlaquepaque, Tlajomulco, Guadalajara, Zapopan, Tonalá and Moreno Lakes.

Between January and August, the state had a rate of 16.27 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, according to data from the Executive Secretariat. Jalisco is in fifth place in absolute numbers, registering 172 homicides.

Meanwhile, Jalisco is the entity with the highest record of disappearances in absolute numbers, with more than 15,000 people. Behind are Tamaulipas with 12,000 and the State of Mexico with 11,000, according to data from the National Registry of Disappeared and Not Located Persons.

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