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Catholic Church: Mexicans can't feel safe anywhere

Published:Tuesday | July 11, 2017 | 7:00 AM
In this July 2, 2017 photo, Veracruz state police man a standing roadblock on a highway leaving Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Despite President Enrique Pena Nieto's promises of a safer nation when he came to power five years ago, the violence is outpacing even the darkest days of the drug war launched by his predecessor.

MEXICO CITY (AP):

Mexico's Roman Catholic Church says Mexicans can't feel safe anywhere as homicides rise throughout the country.

The statement by the Mexican Council of Bishops came on the same day that the bodies of two men and a woman were left at the entrance to a once-quiet, exclusive beach resort.

The bishops said in an editorial Sunday that "there is not a single corner of this country where Mexicans can feel safe and live in peace".

The same day, prosecutors in the state of Baja California Sur reported three bodies left in a car in the resort of Cabo San Lucas.

In May, Mexico recorded its highest monthly murder total in at least 20 years. In 2011, the previous worst year, homicides were concentrated in states like Chihuahua, Sinaloa and Tamaulipas.