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Top Story — A strike by farm workers across Mexico’s Baja California peninsula continued on Wednesday despite the launch of talks involving workers, officials and farm operators, threatening the harvest of millions of dollars worth of produce, according to local media. The strike was launched more than a week ago in the area surrounding the…

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Top Story — Attacks on Mexican journalists have risen since President Enrique Peña Nieto took office in late 2012, according to a report released Tuesday by the press freedom organization Article 19. In 2013 and 2014, an average of 328 so-called “aggressions” targeted journalists, up from an average of 182 a year under Peña Nieto’s…

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Top Story – Top Latin American officials threw their support behind Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Tuesday, denouncing the March 9 sanctions imposed by the United States on seven of the country’s officials. Cuban President Raúl Castro and Bolivian President Evo Morales were among the Latin American leaders to convene in Caracas for an emergency…

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U.S.-Born Students in Mexico Risk Becoming ‘Lost Generation’ Nina Lakhani. The Los Angeles Times. March 9, 2015. (1,052 words) In recent years, record-high deportation rates and a financial crisis saw many of those who lived illegally in the United States return to Mexico. The American-born children of those making the move often lack official documentation,…

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TOP STORY — Mexican authorities on Wednesday arrested the alleged leader of the notorious Zetas drug cartel — the latest high-profile criminal to be targeted by the government’s “kingpin” strategy. Omar Treviño Morales — alias “Z-42″ — was arrested shortly after 3:00 a.m. by police and military troops in a wealthy area of the northern…

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José Mujica: The “World’s Poorest President” Set to Safeguard His Legacy of Change Declan McGarvey. Latin America News Dispatch. March 1, 2015. As Uruguayan President José Mujica steps down today at the expiration of his term, Uruguay is a different place than it was five years ago. Buenos Aires-based foreign correspondent Declan McGarvey explores Mujica’s…

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Killing in Washington State Offers ‘Ferguson’ Moment for Hispanics Julie Turkewitz and Richard A. Oppel Jr. The New York Times. February 16, 2015. On the afternoon of Feb. 10, Antonio Zambrano-Montes — a 35-year-old Hispanic resident of the agricultural town of Pasco, Washington — reportedly threw rocks at cars and police officers. Zambrano-Montes then ran…

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Top Story — President Barack Obama was forced to suspend on Tuesday the first phase of his executive order on immigration, which would have gone into effect Wednesday, after a Texas federal judge filed an injunction late on Monday that, for the time being, blocks it from taking effect. Judge Andrew S. Hanen’s ruling will…