Ecatepec Mexico Events
At the Mexican Episcopal Conference ECATEPEC, Pope Francis condemned the deaths of drug traffickers and urged Mexicans to avoid "the devil's greed for money" as he led a huge open-air mass in the violence-ridden city. Lopez Obrador's supporters gathered outside the cathedral and chanted the president's name - which they chose for the mariachi performance. Other rallies were held in Mexico City, Ciudad Juarez, Monterrey, Puebla, Guanajuato, Tijuana and other cities.
On September 10, feminist collectives in solidarity with the occupation occupied the headquarters of the National Democratic Center for Human Rights (CNDH) in Mexico City. The explosion in manufacturing has dramatically increased the number of protests by workers across the country. States of Mexico, including Guerrero, Puebla, Guanajuato, Tijuana, Oaxaca, Jalisco, Chiapas and Tamaulipas.
One group of women has taken control of CODHEM's headquarters in Mexico City, while other groups have protested against the impeachment of President Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico State. Before becoming president, he was governor of Puebla, the state where Ecatepec is located. The state of Guerrero, where he has been governor since leaving office to run for president, is overrun by protests against his re-election. Meanwhile, former President Alfredo Zedillo and his wife Maria del Carmen took to Twitter to condemn the police's eviction of the CodHem office.
With a population of about 2 million, Ecatepec is one of the most densely populated communities in Mexico, with almost half of the population (99,934) living in the city, while the total area of the municipality is 157.34 km2. Residents here say they sometimes feel forgotten because they live in the shadow of a much larger Mexico City.
It has a population of about 1.5 million people and a long history of conflict with the government of President Felipe Calderon and the state of Guerrero.
The murder rate in Los Bordos has risen dramatically over the past decade, from 198 in 2006 to 516 in 2015, and in Mexico homicides have increased by 9% in the last year. Many come here from other corners of Mexico, caring for babies, building houses outside Mexico City, occupying restaurants, and returning home only on weekends. A number of women and girls are missing, many of them come here to come and come back, come back and come back. Mexico's southern states, where the cartels are firmly in control, suffer from a similar sky - high murder rates - to those of neighboring El Salvador and Honduras.
Mariana Yanez left her home in the crime-plagued suburb of Los Bordos in Mexico City for the first time in her life, saying she was doing her job. Conchita Tellez, a 35-year-old mother of two from El Paso, Texas, says she spent 38 hours on the bus to get to Ecatepec and was the first in the line for a seat at the ECATEPEC fair.
When the discourse began in Mexico City in 2010, Mexico had just entered one of the deadliest phases of a drug war. Epidemiological studies have shown a dramatic increase in drug use, and news reports, which are tracked by the nonprofit Mujeres Cadena, concluded that 21% of the killings last year were classified as feminicides, putting Ecatepec at the top of Mexico's list of deaths from feminicide in a single year.
The National Feminism Observatory says that in Mexico, an average of ten women are murdered every day, often for sexual assault. Mexico City, like Quito, Ecuador, is one of two South American cities founded by Indians, and it has the highest rate of recorded sex crimes in Latin America and the world. In fact, we will cover a number of events in Ecatepec, starting with Mexico City, but we will move towards the larger city.
It is widely considered the birthplace of mariachi music and plays a key role in defining Mexico's rich culture. The human settlement of Ecatepec de Morelos is located in the long valley of the Sierra Guadalupe, the highest mountain in Mexico. This painting by the Mexican painter Juan Manuel de Alvarado, which was created from the perspective of a Sierra de Guadiana, shows much of this valley and Mexico City.
CCA, an architectural firm based in Mexico City, was founded in 2008 by Bernardo Quinzanos and Ignacio Urquiza. The CCA Boys & Girls Club is the first of ten similar campuses across Mexico initiated by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and scheduled to be completed in 2019.
With a population of more than 1.5 million people, Ecatepec is one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the "foco rojo" (red zone), which stretches northwest of Mexico City and where a government table is covered with murders, kidnappings, robberies and car thefts. Grupo Bravo is a densely populated working-class neighborhood on the edge of the historic neighborhoods of Mexico City. It was called the foco rojo ("red zone"), meaning it is among the 12 communities in Mexico with the highest number of drug violence and trafficking.