A group of gunmen opened fire on a birthday party in Veracruz state, killing seven men, five women and a child. Photo: AFP

Mexico’s president of ‘hugs, not bullets’ faces outcry over country’s record homicide rate

  • The first quarter of the year was the most violent in recent Mexican history
  • The latest high-profile case of violence came over the Easter holiday weekend when gunmen killed 13 people, including a one-year-old child
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A group of gunmen opened fire on a birthday party in Veracruz state, killing seven men, five women and a child. Photo: AFP
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