At least murders of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT community occurred between and in Mexico, a rate of nearly six homicides per month, with female trans individuals bearing the brunt of the violence. A total of trans women transvestites, transgender individuals and transsexuals , 93 gay men and a lesbian woman were killed, the non-governmental organization Letra S said in a report based on media monitoring. It marked the first time that the number of slain trans women exceeded the total amount of murdered gay men, while the report also documented a shift in the way these hate crimes are being perpetrated. The activist also noted that the pattern of violence was different depending on the victim's sexual orientation or gender identity. Gay men are often targeted by robbers, with gangs even specializing in this type of crime. The modus operandi is for the criminal to seduce the person either in person or via Internet and then, once inside the victim's home, to steal his belongings and kill him.
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When the Spanish arrived on Hispaniola in , a brand new forum of cultural exchange was opened between the indigenous people of the Americas and the European continent. Outside of a new language and new technologies, the Spanish also brought with them a strong Catholic tradition that was quickly promulgated throughout the region by missionaries of various Christian denominations. One of the most successful projects took place in what is now modern day Mexico, where missionaries incorporated indigenous traditions with Catholic practices to ensure their acceptance by the people. Although this created a very unique form of Catholicism within the country, the Catholic Church in Rome has retained its role as a moral and spiritual leader of this community. As such, the Church has been able to influence both politics and culture, often finding itself at the center of conflict. Now at a boiling point, it is important to analyze the long history of both the Church and LGBT rights in Mexico to truly understand the current state of affairs. The way the Constitution of Mexico has evolved since its establishment mirrors the pushes and pulls between the liberal and conservative factions of Mexican politics.
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By Andrew Collins. There's nothing new about the fact that Mexico 's huge, vibrant capital, Mexico City - or just "DF" for el Distrito Federal as most locals and regular visitors call it - is one of the world's leading centers of art and culture. Mexico City has been continuously inhabited since the early 14th century, and it's the oldest capital city in the Western Hemisphere, having been established as the center of the Spanish Colonial Empire in
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