Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal attends a side event on ‘Combatting atrocity, crimes, corruption and impunity in Mexico’ during the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 13, 2018.
Reuters pic GENEVA, March 14 – Actor and filmmaker Gael Garcia Bernal called yesterday for the United Nations and governments around the world to put pressure on his native Mexico to end impunity for corruption and large-scale killings.
“Elections are coming, stakes are pretty high. This is the moment, the moment to overturn things,” Garcia Bernal, 39, told a news conference in Geneva, w he is to address the UN Human Rights Council today.
Crime not being prosecuted is linked to “Corruption on a broad scale”, he told a panel on Mexico held at the United Nations.
Garcia Bernal later attended a documentary, Devil’s Freedom, by Everardo Gonzalez, at the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights.
“It is an important film … That’s what documentaries are for, they challenge official discourse,” Garcia Bernal said in the debate afterwards entitled, “Mexico: Towards the End of Impunity?”.
“Asked what he would tell the UN rights forum, w Mexico is among the 47 member states, Garcia Bernal told reporters,”To interact with Mexican society, with the victims, with the Mexico institutions, with the governmental institutions and to put pressure definitely on Mexico.
“When the eyes of the world say and portray or signal something that’s wrong in Mexico, that is the only moment that politicians do something in Mexico,” he said.
T was a “Debt to all the victims”, Garcia Bernal said, adding, “We have a lost generation in that sense.” – Reuters.