Category: Mexico

‘El Chapo’ Escapes, Threatening to Derail Peña Nieto Presidency

The Sinaloa Cartel chief Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán escaped for the second time in his life from a Mexican prison on Saturday night. Guzmán, who is widely considered the world’s […] Read More >

Mexico Ruling Party Wins Big, But So Does Opposition Soccer Star

The party of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto appears to have won a majority of legislative seats in Sunday’s midterm elections as votes continued to be tallied on Monday, suggesting […] Read More >

In Election Marred by Gang Violence, Mexico’s Ruling Party Likely to Maintain Majority

Top Story — In congressional elections marred by gang violence and widespread protests, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party is expected to keep a slight majority as […] Read More >

Mexico Government Backtracks on Education Reform, Courting Criticism

Mexico’s government on Monday faced harsh criticism from a coalition of civil society groups following reports that it suspended the evaluation of public schoolteachers, a main component of President Enrique […] Read More >

Podcast: Gentrification in Mexico City

– Look for us in the iTunes store. Gentrification is a hot topic in American cities right now, from New York all the way to San Francisco. But this phenomenon […] Read More >

Mexican Authorities Stand by Official Version of Deadly Shootout

Top Story — Mexican authorities on Monday reaffirmed their earlier statement that a shootout Friday between federal police officers and suspected criminal gunmen was a legitimate engagement, in which not […] Read More >

Mexican Government Reportedly Drafting Sweeping Land Reforms

Top Story — The administration of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is drafting legislation to give foreign investors and private companies more leverage over rural landowners, according to government sources […] Read More >

Mexican Military Helicopter Shot Down Over Jalisco State

Top Story — A Mexican military helicopter was shot down on Friday by gunmen seemingly affiliated to the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG), highlighting the group’s increased prominence as a […] Read More >

Migrants on Activist Pilgrimage Dodge Police, Gangs Across Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Ciudad Tecún Umán is sweltering. All of the town’s households and its handful of ramshackle cantinas still use wood-burning stoves, their sweaty attendants braving the compounded afternoon […] Read More >

In New York, Protesters Against Police Brutality Embrace Families of Mexico’s Missing Students

NEW YORK — Seven months to the day after watching two of his classmates get shot in the head and many more get taken away — never to be heard […] Read More >