The reactions of the European Union to the murders of journalists in Mexico during the six-year period of Enrique Peña Nieto, within the framework of the democratic and human rights clause of the global European Union - Mexico Agreement


  • Ana Adela Cruz Cervantes


Freedom of expression; journalists; EU reactions.


In Mexico and in other parts of the world, human rights violations are a constant. In this sense, the right to freedom of expression in the country is a particularly serious aspect that is reflected in the constant murders of journalists. The Global Agreement European Union (EU) - Mexico, which governs relations between both actors, contains a human rights and democratic clause that aims to encourage the parties to respect both universal values. This article aims to examine the EU’s response to certain human rights violations in Mexico, particularly freedom of expression during the period 2012-2018. For this reason, the present article is of a deductive order and mainly of an investigative-documentary profile, also drawing on extracts from the conduct of two interviews with key actors to obtain relevant information. This also shows specific data on the situation of the murders of journalists in Mexico through the use of graphs that visually reflect the above. The first section discusses
the relationship between foreign policy and human rights in Mexico and the EU, and then examines the situation of freedom of expression in Mexico, ending the EU’s reactions to the killing of journalists in Mexico. It is conclusive that a stronger EU is needed in the face of the situation of the violation of freedom of expression mentioned, an EU that manages to have a positive impact on the country.