Category: North America

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 >

Fourteen Arrested Protesting Georgia University Ban on Undocumented Students

Undocumented students and activists in Georgia staged sit-ins at three state universities on Monday, calling for an end to policies they say unfairly deny undocumented student access to public higher […] Read More >

Hemisphere Reacts to ‘Explosion’ of Zika Virus

Top Story — The World Health Organization declared Thursday the mosquito-borne Zika virus, linked to thousands of cases of birth defects in Brazil, is “spreading explosively.” The WHO’s Americas division […] Read More >

U.S. To Admit More Central American Refugees Amid Migrant Crisis

Top Story — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced in an address to the National Defense University on Wednesday that the country will expand the number of Central American […] 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 >

Officials to Relocate 800 Central American Child Migrants to Dallas Area

Top Story — Some 800 unaccompanied child migrants who traveled to the United States from Central America in the last few months will be relocated to two Dallas area campsites […] 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 >