Thalia Güido Z. is a freelance journalist from Mexico specialized in human rights, migration, violence against women and conflict. Currently travelling around Asia
Masde72 is an investigative journalism site about migrants massacres in Mexico. It is an atemmpt of a real-time comission of truth which makes the questions that authorities hasn't answered yet and unveils the mechanisms of impunity that permits horror to continue: the inconsistencies of the official versions, the concealment of the officials involved, the legal vacuums, the wrong forensic proceedures and the right violations of the victims to have recognition, justice, truth and restoration. To know what happened and to turn that memory into a collective conciousness is our contribution so this crimes will not happen again. This project was made by the investigation team of Periodistas de a Pie and collaborators with the support of the Latinamerican Journalism platform Connectas and the International Center For Journalists (ICFJ).
On September the 23rd, 43 students from a rural college disappeared in southern Mexico, in the midst of a case that provoked national and international indignation, when the research showed the implication of the authorities, trying to cover up their complicity and corruption, and presenting altered information. "Watching Them Die" ("Mirar Morir") is an awarded documentary that presents the research and their different elements from a neutral and journalistic point of view, as well as testimonies, almost two years after the case that still has not found justice. The documentary is in Spanish with English subtitles.
This is a story of a girl who denounce a rape felony that was comitted against her and her struggle to take her case to court. In Mexico City only 4 of 10 denounced cases, from 2010 - 2015, of sexual violence gets to court. This is the sequel of the first article published in El Universal, mayor mexican newspaper: http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/articulo/periodismo-de-investigacion/2016/05/26/en-cdmx-2-denuncias-al-dia-por-violacion
In Mexico City there are only two legal rape complaints registered per day. But that does not necesarrily mean that this felony is not comitted more often. According to the Specialized Commission on Victim Care (CEAV in spanish) the 'unrecorded' crime rate for sexual assaults from 2010 - 2015 is estimated on 2,996,180 cases nationwide, which means almost 600 thousend cases per year. Meet the story of three woman, only one of them made a formal denounce but her case was abruptly closed by the justice authorities who lost essential evidence and proove their own incapacity for resolving her case. Why do people do not denounce to the correspondent authorities anymore? What elements does the law consider to cataolgue the felony of rape? Does this has something to do with the general percepction of justice in Mexico? These are some questions this research is versed on. (The article is in spanish)