Category: North America

Colombian Police Arrest Panamanian Businessman on U.S. Allegations of Money Laundering

Top Story — Colombian police arrested a top Panamanian businessman whose extensive banking, real estate and retail businesses, U.S. authorities allege, were used by Mexican and Colombian drug traffickers to […] Read More >

Report Accuses Mexican Police of Torturing Suspects in Ayotzinapa Case

Top Story — Mexican police tortured key suspects in the case of the 43 students who went missing in September 2014 in Mexico’s Guerrero state, according to the final report […] Read More >

At UN Drug Summit, Mexican President Peña Nieto Announces Legalization of Medical Marijuana

Top Story — At the first United Nations special session to bring together world leaders to discuss global drug policy in 20 years, Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto called for more […] Read More >

Reunification with Family in US is Bittersweet for Child Migrants

This article was originally published in Civic Ideas on April 18, 2016. NEW YORK — It is an uplifting image: a child seeing her mother for the first time after […] Read More >

Mexican Federal Police Implicated in 2014 Student Disappearance

Top Story — Mexico’s Human Rights Commission on Thursday accused federal police agents of being involved in the 2014 disappearance of 43 students in Guerrero state. The group cited an […] Read More >

In the Case of 43 Missing Students, Independent Investigators Part Ways With Mexican Prosecutors

Top Story — Experts from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) have parted ways with Mexican prosecutors, saying that they will not continue to work with them on the […] Read More >

Pemex Gas Stations Will Face Competition, Symbolizing Energy Reform

Top Story — Starting today, Mexico will allow private companies to import gasoline, which will effectively open the gas station market, long dominated by the monopoly of state-owned Petróleos Mexicanos, […] Read More >

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 >

Child Migrants Face Challenges, But Are Kids Again on the Soccer Field

This article was originally published in Civic Ideas on February 17, 2016, and is the second in a two-part series. NEW YORK — On artificial turf at the foot of […] Read More >

Child Migrants Fight in Immigration Courts to Stay in U.S.

This article was originally published in Civic Ideas on February 17, 2016, and is the first in a two-part series. NEW YORK — Congregating on benches in a downtown Manhattan […] Read More >