Category: Mexico

Mexico, Facing Human Rights “Crisis,” Refuses to Release Records on Mass Killing

Top Story — Mexico is currently undergoing a “crisis of gross violations of human rights,” according to a report released Wednesday by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. On the same […] Read More >

Pope Francis Champions Indigenous Peoples During Mexico Trip, But Avoids Criticizing Government

Top Story — Pope Francis left for Mexico’s Michoacán state on Tuesday morning, where he plans to meet with young people in the capital Morelia, a major narco-trafficking hub. The visit […] Read More >

US Agents Will Carry Guns in Mexico in New Joint Border Inspections

Top Story — The United States and Mexico inaugurated a joint inspection program on Tuesday that, for the first time in history, will allow armed U.S. customs officials to work […] Read More >

Mexico Will Seek to Extradite “El Chapo” After Drug Lord’s Recapture

Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office announced on Sunday that it has launched extradition proceedings against recaptured drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, but the Sinaloa Cartel leader is sure to battle […] Read More >

Three Suspects Detained in Killing of Mexican Mayor

Top Story — Three suspects have been apprehended following the Saturday assassination of a newly inaugurated mayor in the Mexican city of Temixco, which has been plagued in recent years […] Read More >

Rights Groups Applaud Release of Alleged Torture Victims in Mexico

Four people were released from prison in two border towns in Mexico, after spending years incarcerated for crimes which rights groups say they were wrongfully accused and later convicted of […] Read More >

Report: More Mexicans Leaving the United States Than Arriving

Top Story — More Mexicans are now leaving the United States than arriving, a Pew Research Center report released on Thursday revealed. Data from the center’s 2014 Mexican National Survey […] Read More >

Mexico’s Supreme Court Rules Prohibition of Marijuana Use Unconstitutional

Top Story — Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in favor of allowing the four members of a marijuana-rights organization to grow and smoke their own marijuana, a move that […] Read More >

UN Refugee Agency Sounds Alarm on Violence Against Women in Central America, Mexico

WASHINGTON — Norma witnessed routine gunfights and murders when she lived in El Salvador. She paid a biweekly cuota, or street tax, to the Barrio 18 gang members controlling her […] Read More >

Sexual Harassment on Mexican TV Show Sparks Debate, Calls for Government Investigation

Top Story — A potentially pre-planned instance of sexual harassment between a male presenter and his female co-host on Mexican television last week has sparked a national debate on sexism and […] Read More >