A burning bus used as a blockade Saturday in the Mexican city of Reynosa. (YouTube, screenshot)

Top Story — Mexico’s government on Sunday announced the arrest of the accused leader of the Juárez drug cartel, just days after apprehending the head of the Gulf cartel, an arrest which sparked an outburst of violence in the border city of Reynosa. Jesús Salas Aguayo was arrested Friday in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico’s…

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As Colombian Oil Money Flowed to Clintons, State Department Took No Action to Prevent Labor Violations Matthew Cunningham-Cook, David Sirota and Andrew Perez. International Business Times. April 8, 2015. (2,695 words) During her 2008 run for the U.S. presidency, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton denounced a controversial trade agreement between the United States and…

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An ambush by criminal gunmen against police in the western Mexican state of Jalisco killed 15 officers and injured five, authorities announced on Tuesday — the deadliest attack targeting the security forces to date since the government launched an offensive against drug cartels in 2006. The attack targeted state police officers as they drove in…

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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…

Journalists Protest against rising violence during march in Mexico City

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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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…