Category: Mexico

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 >

Mexico Announces New Investigation Into Student Disappearances

Top Story — Mexican authorities on Tuesday announced they will conduct a new investigation into the fate of 43 missing students whose disappearance in the state of Guerrero in 2014 […] Read More >

Report: Corruption Probe into Walmart’s Mexican Operations Unlikely to Result in Prosecutions

Top Story — A three-year investigation led by the U.S. Justice Department has found little evidence of corruption in the business practices of Walmart executives in Mexico, a Wall Street […] Read More >

Mexico’s Attorney General Releases Files on ‘Flawed’ Iguala Probe

Top Story — Mexico’s attorney general on Sunday released a massive trove of files pertaining to her office’s investigation of the disappearances last year of 43 students in the state […] Read More >

UN Rights Chief Wants Mexican Troops Off Streets

Top Story — The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein on Wednesday called for Mexico’s military forces to cease law enforcement operations and be pulled from […] Read More >

In Policy Shift, Mexico Extradites Traffickers to United States

Top Story — Mexico extradited 13 people to the United States on Wednesday as part of what The Associated Press called new efforts at coordination between the two countries in […] Read More >

One Year On, Truth Remains Elusive in Case of Mexico’s Missing Students

One year ago today, a convoy of students travelling from a rural teachers’ college in Mexico was ambushed and greeted with deadly force in the town of Iguala, about 90 […] Read More >

Mexico Marks Ayotzinapa Anniversary With Prosecutor for Disappeared

Top Story — Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday said he will appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the fates of thousands of missing people, days before the one-year […] Read More >