Reporters Without Borders stated Tuesday it had asked the International Criminal Court to investigate the murders of 102 journalists in Mexico from 2012 to 2018 calling the rash of killings a crime against humanity

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It urged the Hague based court to investigate the killings and kidnappings as a targeted campaign against the press. dog group ranks mexico as one of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists behind only war torn afghanistan and syria. The explosion of journalist murders in Mexico has coincided with a wave of violent crime driven by powerful drug cartels and fueled by political corruption. The vast majority of the murders have gone unpunished as do more than 90 percent of violent crimes in Mexico. PHOENIX President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he will return to the U. Trump offered little other information when he made the announcement during a briefing about drug trafficking at the border. He added that later this week his administration would announce another major contract for the construction of additional physical barriers along the U. this article originally appeared on arizona republic

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